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Definition of broke:

  1. A piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction, as of a carriage or railway car, by the pressure of rubbers against the wheels, or of clogs or ratchets against the track or roadway, or of a pivoted lever against a wheel or drum in a machine.
  2. imp. & p. p. of Break.
  3. To act as procurer in love matters; to pimp.
  4. To transact business for another.


pauperized, stone-broke, skint, beggarly, bust, necessitous, out of money, destitute, stony-broke, impecunious, penniless, insolvent, rich, indigent, beggared, hard up, threadbare, strapped, impoverished, indebted, needful, dirt-poor, needy, penurious, down-and-out, poverty-stricken, ruined, famished, poor.

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