My new smartphone broke

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keannu

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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.
 

JMurray

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"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".
 
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