broken

broken
1 the past participle of break 1 . broken2 adjective
1 PIECE OF EQUIPMENT not working properly: The vacuum cleaner's broken again. | get broken (=become broken): Somehow the heaters got broken.
2 OBJECT in small pieces because it has been hit, dropped etc: Mind the broken glass. | get broken (=become broken): It got broken in the mail.
3 BONE cracked because you have had an accident: a broken leg
4 INTERRUPTED interrupted and not continuous: a broken white line | broken sleep (=with interruptions): sixteen nights of broken sleep because of the baby
5 PERSON extremely mentally or physically weak because you have suffered a lot: He returned a broken man.
6 broken agreement/promise etc a promise etc in which someone did not do what they promised
7 broken English/French etc English, French etc that is spoken very slowly by someone who only knows a little of the language
8 broken home a family that no longer lives together because the parents have divorced (divorce2 (1))
9 broken marriage a marriage that has ended because the husband and wife do not live together any more
10 a broken heart a feeling of extreme sadness, especially because someone you love has died or left you

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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