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    My new smartphone broke

    When you say "My new smartphone broke", does it mean "smashed" or "out of order"?

    169)M: I can't believe this. My new smartphone broke.

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    Re: My new smartphone broke

    not a teacher

    "My new smartphone broke" could mean, for example, that the case had cracked, but generally speaking it means that it stopped working for some reason – so yes, it's "out of order".
    Last edited by JMurray; 21-Jun-2013 at 09:42. Reason: typo

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