break (v.) Old form(s): breake , breakes
go bankrupt, become insolvent
RJ III.ii.57[Juliet to her heart] Poor bankrupt, break at once! [also: sense 8]
Tim IV.ii.5.1[First Servant to Flavius, of Timon's household] Such a house broke!
Ven.336[] when the heart's attorney once is mute, / The client breaks
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