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Meaning of "go for broke" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GO FOR BROKE

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WHAT DOES GO FOR BROKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Go for broke

Go for broke is a phrase from Hawaiian Pidgin meaning "to wager everything". It was the motto of a World War II Japanese-American military unit, the 442nd Infantry Regiment. Go for broke or going for broke may also mean: ▪ Go For Broke Monument, commemorating Japanese Americans who served in the United States Army during World War II, including the 442nd ▪ Go for Broke!, a film about the 442nd ▪ Going for Broke, a Danish film ▪ Go for Broke, an American film ▪ Going for Broke, a television movie ▪ Going for Broke, a 1984 album by Eddy Grant ▪ Go For Broke, an unlicensed variant on the game Monopoly...

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GO FOR BROKE

go down on
go down the wrong way
go downhill
go Dutch
go easy on
go far
go figure
go fly a kite
go for
go for a burton
go for it
go for the doctor
go for the jugular
go for your life
go forth
go from bad to worse
go great guns
go halves
go hard
go hard with

WORDS THAT END LIKE GO FOR BROKE

a stroke
backstroke
Bolingbroke
breaststroke
broke
downstroke
four-stroke
heartbroke
heat stroke
keystroke
masterstroke
Pembroke
return stroke
roke
stone-broke
stony-broke
stroke
sunstroke
two-stroke
upstroke

Synonyms and antonyms of go for broke in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «go for broke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GO FOR BROKE

Find out the translation of go for broke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of go for broke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «go for broke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

孤注一掷
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ir a por todas
570 millions of speakers

English

go for broke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तोड़ के लिए जाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الذهاب لل كسر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пойти ва-банк
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ir para quebrou
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাঙতে যাওয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tout pour le tout
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pergi untuk patah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gehen pleite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

いちかばちかやってみる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

파산 이동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pindhah kanggo nyuwil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi cho phá sản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உடைந்து போ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तोडले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kırılmaya gitmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il tutto per tutto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

idź na całość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піти ва- банк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

du-te pentru faliment
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πάνε για έσπασε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gaan vir gebreek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gå för pank
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gå for blakk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of go for broke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GO FOR BROKE»

The term «go for broke» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.376 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GO FOR BROKE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about go for broke

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GO FOR BROKE»

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Go for Broke: The Nisei Warriors of World War II who ...
During World War II, Japanese Americans were forcefully placed in "relocation" camps.
C. Douglas Sterner, 2007
2
The Borribles Go For Broke
Former London runaway children, who have been turned into pointed-eared creatures known as Borribles, set off on an adventure to rescue their equine friend Sam.
Michael de Larrabeiti, 2005
3
Go for Broke!: Wealth and Happiness After Bankruptcy
Are your debts breaking your back and your bank account?
Zane Binder, 1997
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The Borrible Trilogy
This is an epic fantasy adventure that is both thought-provoking and thrilling until the very last second, set against the backdrop of an all too familiar yet weirdly different urban landscape.
Michael De Larrabeiti, 2014
5
Going For Broke
Going for Broke reads like a thriller, full of cloaks and daggers, car chases, courtroom dramas, larger than life villains and heroes - and it's all true. This is a story that had to be told. And no one else can tell it like Paul Barry.
Paul Barry, 2011
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Go for Broke: A Pictorial History of the Japanese-American ...
These little men of iron made the 100th/442nd the most highly decorated combat unit in American military history.
Chester Tanaka, 1997
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Going for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers in the War ...
Interview with Mitsuru Doi, June 7, 1999, by the Go For Broke Educational Foundation, Tape #1; Murphy, Ambassadors in Arms, 112. 12. The 4'9" soldier was Takeshi Kazumura. Crost, Honor by Fire, 152; the man who memorized the eye ...
James M. McCaffrey, 2013
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Key Words in Multicultural Interventions: A Dictionary
GO FOR BROKE 137 tive ways of ameliorating such career promotion barriers ( Buzzanell, 1995; He- ward, 1994). References Buzzanell, P. M. (1995). Reframing the glass ceiling as a socially constructed process: Implications for ...
Jeffery Scott Mio, 1999
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The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies
Prophet. Go, Flee! Hayyim Nahman [or Khayim Nakhman or Chaim Nachman] Bialik. MHP. tr. by Ruth Finer Mintz Go fly a kite he writes. Ted Berrigan. BodElec Go For Broke. Andrt Breton. PFTM- 1 Go. for they call you. Shepherd, from the hill.
Tessa Kale, 2002
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Daniel Inouye
... "Go for Broke"
Louise Chipley Slavicek, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GO FOR BROKE»

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The secrets of the AFL draft masters in Stats Insider | AFL | Fox Sports
The promise of a long-awaited flag saw the Saints go for broke, sending out picks year after year to bring in the players they thought would get ... «Fox Sports, Jul 15»
2
Andres Gutierrez Earns Tough Win Over Jhon Gemino - Boxing News
... sapping some, but certainly not all of the visitor's willingness to go for broke. Andres face was becoming a mess, worsened by a nose bleed, ... «BoxingScene.com, Jul 15»
3
Flame Lily Dissolve Executive, Appoint New One - allAfrica.com
So we just have to go for broke. "We are doing everything else but we are not converting and during the transfer window we will beef our squad, ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
4
Robbie Lawler And Rory MacDonald In Classic For UFC …
By round 5, it looked like Lawler needed to go for broke, which he did. After a huge left punch, MacDonald grabbed his nose, fell down, and that ... «Wrestling Inc., Jul 15»
5
Stacy Lewis is 3 shots off the lead at U.S. Women's Open - Philly.com
... heading into the weekend, Lewis, who has two top-five finishes at prior U.S. Opens, understands that she doesn't need to go for broke to win. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
6
Kevin Kisner nearing PGA Tour record for most playoffs in a season
"I'm kind of finally in a position where I can just try to win and go for broke now," Kisner said. "I gave it a good shot, hit a lot of quality shots ... «PGA.com, Jul 15»
7
Indian Super League 2015 auction: Mumbai City FC bags Sunil …
Kerala Blasters FC and FC Goa, the ISL season one finalist and semifinalist respectively, did not go for broke. Kerala had only Rs. 1.99 crore ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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736 Takeaways From the Wimbledon Men's Semifinals « - Grantland
God, I love watching Federer go for broke. In the same way that peak Nadal always made matches more intense by turning them into grueling ... «Grantland, Jul 15»
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Wimbledon Ladies Final Preview: History At Stake Between Serena …
... open up her body and hit a cross-court forehand on an acute angle for a winner or leaving her opponent to go for broke if they even get to it. «VAVEL.com, Jul 15»
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Factoid Friday: Big Ben and the evolution of the Steelers passing …
Not to mention the Don Coryell's Chargers and Al Davis' go for broke passing games stretched the field like never before. Bradshaw and the ... «Behind the Steel Curtain, Jul 15»

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