- broiler house,
- broken arrow,
- broken coal,
- broken consort,
- broken field
- to become destitute of money or possessions.
- to go bankrupt: In that business people are forever going broke.
Origin of broke
Examples from the Web for brokest
Who broughtest down kings to destruction, and brokest easily their power in pieces, and the glorious from their bed.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
past tense and obsolete past participle of break (v.); extension to "insolvent" is first recorded 1716 (broken in this sense is attested from 1590s). Old English cognate broc meant, in addition to "that which breaks," "affliction, misery."
see flat broke; go broke; go for (broke); if it ain't broke don't fix it. Also see under break.