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.
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.
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
go for (broke)
if it ain’t broke don’t fix it
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adjective acting as a broker noun the business of a broker Historical Examples Ainslee’s, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905 Various The Major Ralph Connor The Evolution of Modern Capitalism John Atkinson Hobson
a large Australian crane, Grus rubicunda, with silvery-gray plumage and a red patch on the head, noted for its elaborate courtship dance. Historical Examples Peeps At Many Lands: Australia Frank Fox noun a large grey Australian crane, Grus rubicunda, having a red-and-green head and a trumpeting call Also called Australian crane, native companion
an umbrella. Historical Examples Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, October 5th 1895 Various Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling noun (pl) -lies an informal Brit name for umbrella (sense 1) n.
variant of bromo- before a vowel.