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break (2)

adj. [cf. Gul. brek idem (Parsons 1923: 176); OED to become bankrupt ... now less usual; cf. also BROKE break—and a possible hypercorrection of the standard past participle] without money. (Black)

Tags: adjective, hypercorrection

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Last update: 2012-01-08 15:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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