HyperDic: broken-down

English > 2 senses of the word broken-down:
ADJECTIVEallbroken-down, bedraggled, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-downin deplorable condition
allbroken-downnot in working order
English > broken-down: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn deplorable condition.
Example "a broken-down fence"
Synonymsbedraggled, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down
Broaderdamagedharmed or injured or spoiled
Spanishdañado, derruido, deteriorado, estropeado, malparado, maltrecho
Catalandanyat, deteriorat, espatllat, malparat, ruïnós
English > broken-down: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot in working order.
Examples
  • "had to push the broken-down car"
  • "a broken-down tractor fit only for children to play on"
Broaderunserviceablenot ready for service

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