broken-down[ broh-kuh n-doun ]SEE DEFINITION OF broken-down
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BROKEN-DOWN
I never dreamed that you could care for an old, staid, broken-down bookworm like me.
In her broken-down green wedgies she clattered toward the door.
A broken-down, retired Russian official was to be found there sometimes in the evening.
On the contrary, he helped the broken-down man to leave the country.
With trembling limbs he left the court-room a broken-down man.
"I should like—to see—the deceased," stammered the broken-down father.
So it is with a good character in a fragile, broken-down body.
She has almshouses for broken-down mediums on Sunnington Common in Kent.
In one place there was a broken-down woman with six children.
Father's a broken-down musician who teaches the violin for a living.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BROKEN-DOWN
- all in
- burned out
- dead on one's feet
- done for
- done in
- fed up
- petered out
- played out
- sick of
- tuckered out
- worn out