broke

broke [brōk]
vt., vi.
pt. of BREAK
adj.
Informal
1. having little or no ready money
2. bankrupt
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go broke
Informal become penniless or bankrupt
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go for broke
Slang to risk everything on an uncertain undertaking

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  • Broke — may refer to:* To being currently (but not necessarily permanently) out of money * The expression stone broke refers to a craftsman s stone bench being broken if he failed to pay his debts. (Robert L. Shook, The Book of Why , 1983) * Broke, New… …   Wikipedia

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  • broke — past (and archaic past participle) of BREAK(Cf. ↑breakable). ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ having completely run out of money. ● go for broke Cf. ↑go for broke …   English terms dictionary

  • Broke — (br[=o]k), imp. & p. p. of {Break}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broke — Broke,   Brooke [brʊk ], Arthur, englischer Übersetzer und Schriftsteller; ✝ 1563 (Schiffsunglück im Kanal); Verfasser der Versübersetzung »The tragicall historye of Romeus and Julieit« (1562) nach Bellefôrests »Histoire tragique« (zurückgehend… …   Universal-Lexikon

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