1. (colloquial) (without money) 
a. pelado (colloquial) 
I want to go out but I'm broke.Quiero salir, pero estoy pelado.
b. sin un peso (Latin America) 
The legal costs left him completely broke.Las costas legales lo dejaron sin un peso.
c. sin blanca (Spain) 
I've just had the kitchen redone and I'm broke.Acabo de hacer refaccionar la cocina y me he quedado sin blanca.
1. (colloquial) 
to be brokeestar sin un centavo or
to go for brokejugarse el todo por el todo
broke [brəʊk]
1 (incorrect usage) (broken) estropeado
The water heater was broke, or some damn thing, but we didn't have enough money to get a new one
if it ain't broke, don't fix it no hay que complicar las cosas or complicarse la vida sin necesidad
When I worked at Playtex and someone wanted to tinker with a proven, winning product or promotion, one of my bosses had a stock response, `If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
2 (penniless) pelado (informal)
I'm broke estoy pelado (informal); estoy sin un duro (informal); (Esp) estoy sin un peso (informal); (LAm) to go broke arruinarse
to go for broke jugarse el todo por el todo
Phrases with "broke"
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it broke
I broke my leg
me quebré la pierna
I broke my arm
me rompí el brazo
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