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Be careful not to step on the broken glass.
Nearly all the houses had broken windows.
a broken fingernail
Fill the bottom of the dish with broken crackers.
You can't use the microwave – it's broken.
He fixed that broken clock.
Her husband died, and she died soon afterward of a broken heart.
He referred to his country as the land of broken dreams.
a string of broken promises
a broken line
In broken English she asked them for directions.
She works with children who come from broken homes.
This is the American English definition of broken. View British English definition of broken.