broken · adjective /ˈbroʊ.kən/Full view
Nouns: break, outbreak
Adjectives: broken
Verbs: break
broken (DAMAGED)
A2 damaged and separated into pieces
Dictionary examples:

He attacked the man with a broken bottle.

Careful - there's broken glass on the floor.

Learner example:

The first thing we saw was a broken window. (First Certificate in English; B2; German)

a broken arm/leg, etc. ()
A2 an arm/leg, etc. with a damaged bone
Dictionary example:

Her little brother has a broken arm.

Learner example:

I stayed there for 2 weeks with a broken leg [and] sore ribs. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)

broken (NOT WORKING)
A2 no longer able to work
Dictionary example:

My watch is broken.

Learner example:

My bicycle is broken. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Czech)

a broken heart ()
B2 when you are very sad because of the end of a relationship
Dictionary example:

They said she died of a broken heart.

Learner example:

He will split up with you and [you] will get a broken heart! (Preliminary English Test; B1; Portuguese)

broken English/Spanish, etc.
C1 English/Spanish, etc. that is spoken slowly and has a lot of mistakes in it
Dictionary example:

I managed to make myself understood in broken French.

Learner example:

A non-English speaker may be [able] to talk in broken English to a native English speaker, but has only [a vague] idea as to what he's uttering. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Chinese)

a broken home
C2 a family in which the parents do not now live together
Dictionary example:

Many of these children come from broken homes.

Learner example:

The development of the modern society has brought with it a growing number of broken homes, divorces and economic problems which have directly affected the parent-child relationship. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Catalan)

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