how to pronounce broke


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broke is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of broke in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… isn't dead he broke into my house anyway …”

meanings of broke


  1. Demoted, deprived of a commission.
  2. Broke off, rich, wealthy.
  3. Broken.
  4. Financially ruined, bankrupt.
  5. Without any money, penniless.


  1. Simple past tense of break.
  2. Past participle of break.
  3. To act as a broker; to transact business for another.
  4. To act as procurer in love matters; to pimp.


  1. A fragment, remains, a piece broken off.
  2. Paper or board that is discarded and repulped during the manufacturing process.

broke frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word broke occurs in english on average 49.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics broke can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that broke can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to broke


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