Translation of "bankrupt" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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bankruptadjective

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

破產的,資不抵債的
He went bankrupt after only a year in business. 他僅僅做了一年的生意就破產了。
The recession has led to many small businesses going bankrupt. 經濟不景氣導致許多小企業破產。

informal having no money

無錢的
I'll go bankrupt if you kids keep asking me for money! 如果你們幾個孩子不斷地向我要零用錢,我會破產的!

disapproving not having any good qualities

缺乏…的
He believes that modern society is morally bankrupt. 他認為現代社會道德淪亡。

More examples

  • The company went bankrupt and was put into the hands of the receivers.
  • They piled up such a huge debt that they soon went bankrupt.
  • When it was obvious the company was going bankrupt, the government ordered all their assets to be frozen.
  • The business went bankrupt after investing an enormous amount on a product that failed to sell.
  • Without the help of a generous investor, the theatre company would have gone bankrupt.

bankruptnoun [ C ]

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

a person who is officially bankrupt

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

bankruptverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ us /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/

to cause someone to become bankrupt

使某人破產
They feared that the loss would bankrupt them. 他們擔心這筆損失會使他們破產。

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