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He had several broken ribs and a suspected broken leg.
Nearly all the houses had broken windows.
Be careful not to step on the broken glass.
Fill the bottom of the dish with broken biscuits.
a broken fingernail
You can't use the microwave – it's broken.
He's mended that broken clock.
Her husband died, and she died soon afterwards of a broken heart.
He referred to his country as the land of broken dreams.
a string of broken promises
I'd had two broken marriages by the time I was 30.
a broken engagement
a broken line
In broken English she asked them for directions.
She works with children who come from broken homes.
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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a sweet hard biscuit in the shape of a tube, flavoured with ginger
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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Definition of broken from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.