broken-down

broken-down(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. averiado
We drove past a broken-down car on the road but help had already arrived.Pasamos un coche averiado cuando ibamos por la carretera pero ya había llegado ayuda.
b. destartalado
My dad bought me an old broken-down car for my 18th birthday.Mi papá me regaló un coche viejo destartalado para los 18.
c. estropeado
Passengers were stuck on the broken-down train for over five hours.Los pasanjeros quedaron atrapados en el tren estropeado por más de cinco horas.
d. descompuesto
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm not going anywhere in that broken-down camper van.No pienso viajar a ninguna parte en ese cámper descompuesto.
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broken-down [ˈbrəʊkənˈdaʊn]
adjective
[+machine, car] averiado; estropeado; descompuesto; (Méx) [+house] destartalado; desvencijado;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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