bankrupt


bankrupt
01. His company went [bankrupt] because they couldn't keep up with the changing market.
02. She lost $5,000 in tuition when the private language school she was attending went [bankrupt].
03. The company's [bankruptcy] was due to its inability to properly market its products.
04. If we don't increase our sales dramatically in the next few months, we will go [bankrupt].
05. The sudden increase in the price of oil nearly [bankrupted] the company.
06. A number of airlines have had to file for [bankruptcy] since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center made some people afraid to fly.
07. There have been an alarming number of [bankruptcies] in this state in the last year, due to our declining economy.
08. In 55 B.C., Marcus Tullius Cicero remarked that payments to foreign governments must be reduced if the nation doesn't want to go [bankrupt].
09. The company went [bankrupt] as a result of its inability to properly promote their product.
10. If you continue to spend more money than we are bringing in, you will [bankrupt] us within a year.
11. The family of the old woman faced [bankruptcy] because of the high cost of keeping her in hospital for months on end.
12. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is in a state of near [bankruptcy] due to years of widespread corruption at all levels of government.
13. After the company went [bankrupt], the bank stripped its assets to pay off an outstanding loan.
14. In 1971, British luxury car manufacturer Rolls Royce declared itself [bankrupt].
15. The nation of Austria declared [bankruptcy] in February of 1811.

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  • bankrupt — [baŋk′rupt΄, baŋk′rəpt] n. [Fr banqueroute < It banca rotta < banca, bench (see BANK1) + rotta, broken < L rupta, fem. pp. of rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. a person legally declared unable to pay his or her debts: the property of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bankrupt — Bank rupt, a. 1. Being a bankrupt or in a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay, or legally discharged from paying, one s debts; as, a bankrupt merchant. [1913 Webster] 2. Depleted of money; not having the means of meeting pecuniary liabilities; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bankrupt — Bank rupt, n. [F. banqueroute, fr. It. bancarotta bankruptcy; banca bank (fr. OHG. banch, G. bank, bench) + rotta broken, fr. L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. At Florence, it is said, the bankrupt had his bench (i.e., money table) broken.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bankrupt — Bank rupt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bankrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bankrupting}.] To make bankrupt; to bring financial ruin upon; to impoverish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bankrupt — 1530s (n., bankrupt person ); 1560s (adj.), from It. banca rotta, lit. a broken bench, from banca moneylender s shop, lit. bench (see BANK (Cf. bank) (1)) + rotta broken, defeated, interrupted from (and remodeled on) L. rupta, fem. pp. of rumpere …   Etymology dictionary

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  • bankrupt — [adj] unable to pay debts broke, depleted, destitute, exhausted, failed, impoverished, in Chapter 11*, insolvent, lacking, lost, out of business, ruined, spent, tapped out; concept 334 Ant. rich, solvent, wealthy …   New thesaurus

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