broke

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbrəʊk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/broʊk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(brōk)


From the verb break: (⇒ conjugate)
broke is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
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broke

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. am [completely, flat, stony] broke
  2. I'm broke, can I borrow a [dollar]?
  3. am broke and [penniless, unemployed]
  4. sorry I can't; I'm broke
  5. the [business, company] went broke
  6. a broke [student, teenager]
  7. a broke down [car, lawn mower]
  8. slang: if it ain't broke, don't fix it
additional examples
  1. am [completely, flat, stony] broke
  2. I'm broke, can I borrow a [dollar]?
  3. am broke and [penniless, unemployed]
  4. sorry I can't; I'm broke
  5. the [business, company] went broke
  6. a broke [student, teenager]
  7. a broke down [car, lawn mower]
  8. slang: if it ain't broke, don't fix it
  9. go for broke
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

break

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. broke [a vase, the window, the mirror]
  2. the [vase] broke
  3. broke into (a million) [pieces, parts]
  4. breaks easily
  5. break [a leg, an arm, a bone]
  6. broke his [leg] (when)
  7. break a leg!
  8. break the [car, toaster, clock]
  9. break the [law, rules, regulations]
  10. breaks every rule [of, in the book]
  11. break the [commandments, First Amendment]
  12. break the [cycle, pattern] (of)
  13. break the [record, high score]
  14. the (world) [record] was broken (by)
  15. (always) break your [promises, word]
  16. have broken their silence (to)
  17. broke his heart
  18. break with [tradition, customs, the past]
  19. broke with [tradition] [by, when]
  20. the [car, motor] broke down
  21. broke down [on the road, in the snow]
  22. break down [barriers, norms]
  23. break up with him
  24. break into the [house, bank, store]
  25. break out with [acne, pimples]
  26. break out in [spots, pimples, a rash]
  27. broke out in [flames, smoke]
  28. the [car, plane, engine] broke out in [flames]
  29. her [career, talent, show] (finally) broke out
  30. broke out of [jail, prison]
  31. break through the [wall, door]
  32. break away from the [church, company, organization]
  33. break the news to her
  34. the [news, story] broke [yesterday]
  35. [dawn, morning] broke (over the)
  36. break in [new shoes, a new bike]
  37. break for lunch (at)
  38. will break at [noon, midday, 12 o'clock] for lunch
  39. a [piece, branch] broke off
  40. break off a piece of [chocolate, bread]
  41. break bread [together, with]
n
  1. your [coffee, lunch, afternoon, smoke] break
  2. a break for [coffee]
  3. a [short, fast, quick] break (to)
  4. a [five, 20] -minute break
  5. go to a (short) commercial break
  6. during [Christmas, winter, summer, spring] break
  7. take a break (and relax)
  8. need a break from [the city, all the stress]
  9. have a break at [2:00]
  10. (take) a break to [relax, sleep, go on vacation]
  11. the [school, office] is on break
  12. waited for a break in the [weather, storm, waves]
  13. slang: give me a break!
  14. let's make a break for [home, freedom, the outside]
  15. at the break of [day, dawn]
  16. could be your his [big, lucky] break!
  17. got her first big break when
  18. is looking for a big break
  19. make a clean break [with, from] him
  20. a clean [leg, foot, shoulder] break
  21. suffered a bad break [to, in] her [arm, leg, femur]
  22. was a break in the [defense, window]
  23. a break in his [arm, bone]
  24. a break in the [ice, wall]
  25. a break in the [game, day, action]
  26. a break with [tradition, the past]
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