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a simple past tense of break.
Nonstandard. a past participle of break.
Archaic. a past participle of break.
without money; penniless.
Papermaking. paper unfit for sale; paper that is to be repulped.
brokes, wool of poor quality taken from the neck and belly of sheep.
go broke,

to become destitute of money or possessions.
to go bankrupt:
In that business people are forever going broke.

go for broke, to exert oneself or employ one’s resources to the utmost.
Historical Examples

The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various

the past tense of break
(informal) having no money; bankrupt
(slang) go for broke, to risk everything in a gambling or other venture

flat broke
go broke
go for (broke)
if it ain’t broke don’t fix it

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