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Broken
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Broken as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

29 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 32 answers for the crossword clue 'Broken', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Broken a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Broken as an answer itself some 81 times.

Broken is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 with the answer being KAPUT, but the most popular answer for this clue is BUST.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"
  • Physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"
  • Destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"
  • Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset"
  • Imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English"
  • Subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"
  • Tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"
  • Out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"
  • Topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"
  • (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"
  • Lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia"
  • Discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"
  • Weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

DUD
An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"

LOW
The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

4 Letters

BUST
Search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"

TAMD

TAME
Very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

5 Letters

KAPUT
Destroyed or killed; "we are gone geese"

TAMED
Brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"

UPSET
An improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

6 Letters

BUSTED
Out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"

RUGGED
Having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface; "furrowed fields"; "his furrowed face lit by a warming smile"

UNKEPT
(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"

7 Letters

CRUSHED
Subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"

DAMAGED
Being unjustly brought into disrepute; "a discredited politician"; "her damaged reputation"

HUMBLED
Subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"

SMASHED
Very drunk

8 Letters

BROKENIN
Tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"

CONFUSED
Mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"

INPIECES

RUPTURED

VIOLATED
Treated irreverently or sacrilegiously

WIPEDOUT
Destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"

9 Letters

DEFECTIVE
Markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior; "defective speech"

FRACTURED

INSOLVENT Howard
Someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts

SHATTERED
Ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my torn and tattered past"

10 Letters

DISORDERED
Not arranged in order

HUMILIATED
Made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride; "too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"; "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"; "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister"

INOPERABLE
Not able to perform its normal function

ONTHEFRITZ

11 Letters

OUTOFACTION

12 Letters

IMPOVERISHED
Destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"

NONOPERATIVE

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