Definition of broke in English:

broke

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Pronunciation: /brəʊk
 
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past (and archaic past participle) of break1

adjective

[predic.] informal

Phrases

go for broke

informal Risk everything in an all-out effort: I decided to go for broke and turn professional and see how I got on
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  • Villa upped their game and went for broke, throwing everything forward in an effort to get back into the match - and it worked.
  • Could it be that this enigmatic prince has decided to go for broke and risk avoiding the best bloodline in order to find a new and possibly richer source of equine wealth?
  • Recognising the difficulty of defeating the Allies on land, the German leadership decided to go for broke by launching an all-out submarine offensive, regardless of the risk.

if it ain't broke, don't fix it

informal If something is reasonably successful or effective, there is no need to change or replace it.
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  • And absent some kind of explanation, people may remember an old saying: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  • Most small businesses, rightly, resist change: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  • I am not a revolutionary, and generally espouse the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school.

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