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bankrupt

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1  —as in:
company went bankrupt
Definition legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed

or (informally):  the state of having little or no money
  • If we don't control spending, we'll go bankrupt.
bankrupt = legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed

or (informally):  the state of having little or no money
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The company declared bankruptcy.
  • bankruptcy = the state of having been legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed
  • They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • bankruptcy = the state of having been legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed
  • Unfortunately for them, this didn't get them any money, as the United States was beyond bankruptcy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • bankruptcy = the inability to pay money that is owed
  • Every human being held it as an article of faith that the farm would go bankrupt sooner or later, and, above all, that the windmill would be a failure.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • bankrupt = legally declared unable to pay money that is owed
  • "Not the greatest specimen," Mack says, "but I got her cheap from this bankrupt circus out west."
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • bankrupt = having to shutdown because it is unable to pay money that it owed
  • But the school had gone bankrupt, which perhaps should have made them think twice.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • bankrupt = legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed
  • A former Salem minister, George Burroughs, had had to borrow money to pay for his wife's funeral, and, since the parish was remiss in his salary, he was soon bankrupt.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • bankrupt = legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed
  • How did you go bankrupt?
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • bankrupt = legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed
  • But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
bankrupt = unable to meet its obligations

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2  —as in:
bankrupt idea
Definition without value
  • It is a bankrupt approach to solving the problem.
bankrupt = without value
  • I reached a state of spiritual bankruptcy.
bankruptcy = without value

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