past tense of break
: not having any money
She is broke and homeless.
Can I borrow 10 dollars? I'm broke until payday.
I'm flat broke. = (Brit) I'm stony broke. [=I have no money at all]
go broke informal
: to spend or lose all of your money
He went broke after he lost his job.
The company could go broke if the economy doesn't improve soon.
go for broke informal
: to do something that is dangerous or that could result in complete failure in order to try to achieve success
She decided to go for broke and start her own restaurant.
if it ain't broke, don't fix it informal
— used to say that you should not try to change something that is working well