Pronunciation: (brōk),[key] —v. 1. a pt. of break. 2. Nonstandard.a pp. of break. 3. Archaic.a pp. of break.
—adj. 1. without money; penniless.
3. go broke, a. to become destitute of money or possessions.
b. to go bankrupt: In that business people are forever going broke. 4. go for broke, to exert oneself or employ one's resources to the utmost.
—n. 1. Papermaking.paper unfit for sale; paper that is to be repulped.
2. brokes,wool of poor quality taken from the neck and belly of sheep.