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    Could you help me once more? What is the meaning and usage of "KIND OF BROKE".
    Are these sentences right?
    [FONT='Berlin Sans FB Demi','sans-serif']HE WAS KIND OF BROKE OUT TELLING HER ALL THE TRUTH.[/FONT]
    [FONT='Berlin Sans FB Demi','sans-serif']MY MOTHER WAS ALSO KIND- HEARTED, AS I CAN REMEMBER HER. [/FONT]
    [FONT='Berlin Sans FB Demi','sans-serif']I THINK I KIND OF THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME.[/FONT]
    [FONT='Berlin Sans FB Demi','sans-serif'] LUCY WAS FOND OF DRIVING KIND OF CARELESSLY.[/FONT]
    [FONT='Berlin Sans FB Demi','sans-serif']IŽll thank you a lot if you answer me.[/FONT]
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    Re: kind of broke

    Do you mean "broken up" or "broke down"?

    "to be broken up" means to be very emotional. It can be saddness OR happiness.

    I break up everytime I see a picture of my puppy.

    The whole family was breaking up at the dinner table when he told the joke.

    You can also "break down." It also mean very emotional, usually start to cry.

    She broke down when she got her grades.

    He broke down after his father's funeral.

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    Re: kind of broke

    Sorry, I did not read your sentences correctly.
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    "Kind of" means "somewhat"

    He was kind of tall with black hair . . .


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    Re: kind of broke

    Thanks for your help. So, if Kind of means somewhat, may I say?
    "My mother was also kind of a refined woman "and this would have the same meaning of a woman so refined, or such a refined woman?
    Another question: "kind of" can be used followed by a verb?" I think I should kind of thank you for your help last month." Or " He kind of broke up when he could recover his puppy again. "
    As you can notice, I am trying to learn English. I thank you a lot.
    Best wishes.

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    Re: kind of broke

    I would not use "kind of" in writing, or in speaking either!

    It is a verbal phrase used to fill in for another word, as in "like" or OK? Young people use these "fillers"
    You are, like, a real cute girl, like, want to be my girlfriend?

    Just us another descriptive adjective.

    My mother was a refined person.

    My mother was a very refined person.

    My mother was somewhat of a refined person.

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