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bankrupt

bank·rupt

bankrupt

 
 
pronunciation:
baeng krpt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in a state of having been legally declared incapable of paying off one's debts and having one's assets administered by a court to compensate creditors.
After years of struggling and being unable to pay back investors, the small company went bankrupt.
definition 2: impoverished or unable to pay debts.
Most of the former employees became bankrupt, not being able to sell their homes or find other jobs in the area.
antonyms:
in the black, solvent
similar words:
bust
definition 3: lacking in some quality.
The prison guards seemed bankrupt of all human feelings.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in law, a debtor who by his own petition or petition by others is legally declared incapable of meeting debts and whose assets are administered by a court for his creditors' benefit.
definition 2: a person lacking in some quality.
a spiritual bankrupt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bankrupted, bankrupting, bankrupts
definition: to cause to become a bankrupt.
His gambling soon bankrupted him.
similar words:
break, bust
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