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Meaning of “bankrupt” in the English Dictionary

"bankrupt" in British English

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bankruptadjective

uk   us   /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/
C1 unable to ​pay what you ​owe, and having had ​control of ​yourfinancialmatters given, by a ​lawcourt, to a ​person who ​sellsyourproperty to ​payyourdebts: He went bankrupt after only a ​year in ​business. The ​recession has ​led to many ​smallbusinesses going bankrupt. informal having no ​money: I'll go bankrupt if you ​kidskeepasking me for ​money! disapproving not having any good ​qualities: He ​believes that ​modernsociety is morally bankrupt.

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bankruptnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/ specialized
a ​person who is ​officially bankrupt: He was declared a bankrupt in 2011.

bankruptverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbæŋ.krʌpt/
to ​cause someone to ​become bankrupt: They ​feared that the ​loss would bankrupt them.
(Definition of bankrupt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bankrupt" in American English

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bankruptadjective

 us   /ˈbæŋ·krəpt/
without enough ​money to ​payyourdebts: If I don’t ​find a ​job, I’ll be bankrupt in two ​months. law When a ​company or ​person is bankrupt, a ​court of ​law gives ​control of the ​finances to someone who will ​arrange to ​pay as much as ​possible of what is ​owed.
bankrupt
verb [T]  us   /ˈbæŋ·krəpt/
The ​senator said the president’s ​plan would bankrupt the ​country.
(Definition of bankrupt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bankrupt" in Business English

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bankruptadjective

uk   us   /ˈbæŋkrʌpt/ LAW, FINANCE
unable to ​pay what you ​owe, and having ​control of your ​financial matters given, by a ​court of ​law, to a ​person who ​sells your ​property to ​pay your ​debts: be/go bankrupt He went bankrupt after only a ​year in ​business.declare sb bankrupt She was ​officiallydeclared bankrupt last week.

bankruptnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbæŋkrʌpt/ LAW, FINANCE
a ​person who is ​officially bankrupt: He was ​declared a bankrupt in 2007.

bankruptverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbæŋkrʌpt/ LAW, FINANCE
to cause someone to become bankrupt: They feared that the ​losses they had ​sustained in the hurricane would bankrupt them.
(Definition of bankrupt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bankrupt”
in Korean 파산한…
in Arabic مُفْلِس…
in Malaysian muflis…
in French en faillite…
in Russian обанкротившийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) 破產的,資不抵債的, 無錢的, 缺乏…的…
in Italian fallito…
in Turkish müflis, batkın, iflas etmiş…
in Polish niewypłacalny…
in Spanish quebrado, insolvente…
in Vietnamese phá sản…
in Portuguese falido, quebrado…
in Thai ล้มละลาย…
in German bankrott…
in Catalan insolvent, fallit…
in Japanese 破産した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 破产的,资不抵债的, 无钱的, 缺乏…的…
in Indonesian pailit, bangkrut…
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