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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrokebroke1 /brəʊk $ broʊk/ verb  x-refthe past tense of breakbrokebroke2 adjective [not before noun]  1 MONEYhaving no money I’m fed up with being broke all the time.flat/stony broke (=completely broke)2 go broke3 go for broke4 if it ain't broke, don't fix it
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broke"Can you lend me some money?" "Sorry, I'm broke."Who spends his portion will be broke.I can't go - I'm broke.She just come back off holiday and she's completely broke.If you removed the future earnings, Baker told jurors, O. J. Simpson is flat broke.Bethlehem went broke a year later, but a reissue set appeared 20 years later.He turned up at my house yesterday, flat broke and hungry.Tilden died broke, and shunned by many because of his conviction for homosexuality with underage partners.We're always broke at the end of the month.Lawrence was so broke he had to wear the same suit to work every day.Naturally I am broke, or almost.flat/stony brokeIf you removed the future earnings, Baker told jurors, O. J. Simpson is flat broke.The treating, perhaps fortunately, cut his visit short for after a few nights of festivities he was stony broke.You have obviously suffered considerable ill treatment and you are stony broke.Mary recalls how they were flat broke and almost living hand to mouth.I was stony broke, with only a Shell credit card to get me home to Massachusetts.
From Longman Business Dictionarybrokebroke /brəʊkbroʊk/ adjective informal1having no money at all or very little moneyBy 1933 his career was over and he was broke.2flat broke American English, stony broke British English completely without money SYN PENNILESSThe district is flat broke and says it will not keep schools open past Tuesday.
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