Broke
Broke Broke, v. i. [See {Broker}, and cf. {Brook}.] 1. To transact business for another. [R.] --Brome. [1913 Webster]

2. To act as procurer in love matters; to pimp. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

We do want a certain necessary woman to broke between them, Cupid said. --Fanshawe. [1913 Webster]

And brokes with all that can in such a suit Corrupt the tender honor of a maid. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • broke — past (and archaic past participle) of BREAK(Cf. ↑breakable). ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ having completely run out of money. ● go for broke Cf. ↑go for broke …   English terms dictionary

  • broke — [brōk] vt., vi. pt. of BREAK adj. Informal 1. having little or no ready money 2. bankrupt go broke Informal become penniless or bankrupt go for broke Slang to risk everything on an uncertain undertaking …   English World dictionary

  • Broke — (br[=o]k), imp. & p. p. of {Break}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broke — Broke,   Brooke [brʊk ], Arthur, englischer Übersetzer und Schriftsteller; ✝ 1563 (Schiffsunglück im Kanal); Verfasser der Versübersetzung »The tragicall historye of Romeus and Julieit« (1562) nach Bellefôrests »Histoire tragique« (zurückgehend… …   Universal-Lexikon

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