Translation of "bankrupt" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ us /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/

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. 仅仅做了一年的生意他就破产了。
The recession has led to many small businesses going bankrupt. 经济不景气导致许多小企业破产。

informal having no money

I'll go bankrupt if you kids keep asking me for money! 如果你们几个孩子不断地向我要零花钱,我会破产的!

disapproving not having any good qualities

He believes that modern society is morally bankrupt. 他认为现代社会道德沦丧。

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bankruptnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ us /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ specialized

a person who is officially bankrupt

He was declared a bankrupt in 2011. 1991年他被宣告破产。

bankruptverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ us /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/

to cause someone to become bankrupt

They feared that the loss would bankrupt them. 他们担心这笔损失会使他们破产。

(Translation of “bankrupt” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)