Definition of Broken in

1. Adjective. Tamed or trained to obey. "This old nag is well broken in"

Exact synonyms: Broken
Similar to: Tame, Tamed



Definition of Broken in

1. Verb. (past participle of break in) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Broken In

broken-field
broken-hearted
broken-winded
broken arch
broken bird
broken birds
broken chord
broken chords
broken consort
broken consorts
broken down
broken even
broken heart
broken hearts
broken home
broken in (current term)
broken into
broken loose
broken off
broken out
broken record
broken reed
broken reeds
broken rhyme
broken rhymes
broken source
broken the fourth wall
broken time
broken up
broken vessel

Literary usage of Broken in

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1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1896)
"At last, in 1785, he came home, old and broken in health. He was chosen president, or governor, of Pennsylvania, and the faith of the people in his wisdom ..."

2. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... how counted—Singular Breed of Oxen—Perforated Pebbles—Shepherd Dogs—Horses broken-in, Gauchos riding—Character of Inhabitants—Rio Plata—Flocks of ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... расе than a full gallop or a walk ; and from being broken in and worked hard before they have acquired their full ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"—$15000—railroad switchman, 17 years old—right arm broken in 4 places and el- how joint crushed rendering arm practically useless, collar bone broken, ..."

5. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"Re-enforced by Grant.—The Confederates flunked at the Five Forka.—The situation in front of Petersburg.—Lee's lines broken in three places. ..."

6. The Works of President Edwards ...: With a Memoir of His Life by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1830)
"We say then, that the body B cannot be broken in some parts, and not in others, by the bodies A and C ; for if it is broken in this part and not in that, ..."

7. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1879)
"CHAPTER V. Crisis in Basle—Half-measures rejected—Reformed Propositions — A Night of Terror—Idols broken in the Cathedral—The Hour of Madness—Idols broken ..."

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