Translation of "bankrupt" - English-Traditional 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. 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

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

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

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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年他被宣告破產。

bankruptverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ us /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/

to cause someone to become bankrupt

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)