|Origin:||An old past participle of break|
broke2 [not before noun]
having no money:
I'm fed up with being broke all the time.
flat/stony broke (=completely broke)
if a company or business goes broke, it can no longer operate because it has no money:
A lot of small businesses went broke in the recession.
to take big risks when you try to achieve something:
At 2-0 down with ten minutes left, you have to go for broke.