♦ broken

♦ broken
♦ broken /ˈbrəʊkən/
A p. p.
di to break
B a.
1 rotto; spezzato; infranto; in pezzi: a broken chair, una sedia rotta; a broken leg, una gamba rotta; broken bones, ossa spezzate; DIALOGO-Accident and Emergency- Is his ankle broken?, la caviglia è rotta?; si è rotto la caviglia?; broken glass, vetri infranti; frammenti di vetro
2 non funzionante; rotto; guasto: a broken clock, un orologio rotto; a broken radio, una radio guasta
3 infranto; violato; non mantenuto: broken pact, patto infranto; broken promise, promessa non mantenuta
4 (di relazione) rotto; finito; fallito: a broken engagement, un fidanzamento rotto; a broken marriage, un matrimonio finito
5 interrotto; discontinuo; a tratti: broken line, linea tratteggiata; (autom.) riga discontinua; broken clouds, nuvolosità (sing.) irregolare; a broken journey, un viaggio interrotto più volte; broken sleep, sonno disturbato (o agitato)
6 accidentato; sconnesso; irregolare: broken ground, terreno accidentato
7 abbattuto; distrutto; spezzato: a broken man, un uomo distrutto; broken spirit, spirito spezzato; a broken heart, un cuore spezzato (o infranto); broken-hearted, dal cuore spezzato
8 stentato; approssimativo: He answered in broken French, rispose in un francese stentato
9 (di cavallo) domato
broken-backed, con la schiena rotta □ (mus.) broken chord, accordo arpeggiato □ broken-down, (di edificio, ecc.) malridotto, malandato, fatiscente; (di macchina, ecc.) guasto, inservibile; (di cavallo) sfiancato □ (fam.) broken English, inglese stentato, maccheronico □ broken health, salute malferma □ broken home, famiglia con genitori separati o divorziati: He comes from a broken home, è figlio di genitori divorziati □ (mat.) broken numbers, numeri fratti; frazioni □ broken reed, persona debole e inaffidabile □ (ind. costr.) broken stone, pietrisco □ (naut.) broken water, mare increspato; maretta □ (vet.) broken wind, bolsaggine □ (di cavallo) broken-winded, bolso
brokenly
avv.
1 a scatti; in modo irregolare; spasmodicamente; con interruzioni
2 con voce rotta
brokeness
n. [u]
1 irregolarità; configurazione accidentata
2 spasmodicità; discontinuità.

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