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bankrupt

adjective uk   /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ us  
C1 unable to pay what you owe, and having had control of your financial matters given, by a law court, to a person who sells your property to pay your debts: He went bankrupt after only a year in business. The recession has led to many small businesses going bankrupt.Poverty and poor informal having no money: I shall go bankrupt if you children keep on asking for more pocket money!Poverty and poor disapproving not having any good qualities: He believes that modern society is morally bankrupt.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary

bankrupt

noun [C] uk   /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ specialized us  
a person who is officially bankrupt: He was declared a bankrupt in 2011.Poor people

bankrupt

verb [T] uk   /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ us  
to cause someone to become bankrupt: They feared that the loss would bankrupt them.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
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