broken

[[t]bro͟ʊkən[/t]]
1) Broken is the past participle of break.
2) ADJ: ADJ n A broken line is not continuous but has gaps or spaces in it.

A broken blue line means the course of a waterless valley.

Syn:
3) ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) You can use broken to describe a marriage that has ended in divorce, or a home in which the parents of the family are divorced, when you think this is a sad or bad thing.

She spoke for the first time about the traumas of a broken marriage...

Children from broken homes are more likely to leave home before the age of 18.

4) ADJ: ADJ n If someone talks in broken English, for example, or in broken French, they speak slowly and make a lot of mistakes because they do not know the language very well.

Eric could only respond in broken English.

Ant:
fluent, perfect

English dictionary. 2008.

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