Meaning of broke

broke

Pronunciation: (brōk), [key]
— v.
  1. a pt. of
  2. a pp. of
  3. a pp. of
—adj.
  1. without money; penniless.
  2. bankrupt.
  3. In that business people are forever going broke.
    1. to become destitute of money or possessions.
    2. to go bankrupt:In that business people are forever going broke.
  4. to exert oneself or employ one's resources to the utmost.
—n.
  1. paper unfit for sale; paper that is to be repulped.
  2. wool of poor quality taken from the neck and belly of sheep.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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