Difference between broken and hyphen




  1. out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
  2. (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
  3. physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
  4. not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
  5. destroyed financially
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But Sexton found Nicks for an easy 31-yard score on fourth down with 4: 11 left to seal it, and Nicks set the receiving record with a 22-yard catch a little later from T.J. Yates, making his first appearance in relief from a broken ankle suffered in September against Virginia Tech. Newspaper Home Delivery - Subscribe Today

The coulpe or peccavi, is made for a very small matter — a broken glass, a torn veil, an involuntary delay of a few seconds at an office, a false note in church, etc.; this suffices, and the coulpe is made.

Desiccated liver is approximately 80% protein and is easily broken down and absorbed by the stomach.

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  1. a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text


  1. divide or connect with a hyphen


There are three degrees of intimacy between words, of which the first and loosest is expressed by their mere juxtaposition as separate words, the second by their being hyphened, and the third or closest by their being written continuously as one word.

To be honest, we might be dealing with a hyphen situation here.

Yes, Ashling is one of those people who eschew normal grammar rules and use only hyphens to get their message across.

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