Associations to the word «Bankrupt»


BANKRUPT, adjective. In a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay one's debts.
BANKRUPT, adjective. Having been legally declared insolvent.
BANKRUPT, adjective. Destitute of, or wholly lacking (something once possessed, or something one should possess).
BANKRUPT, verb. (transitive) To force into bankruptcy.
BANKRUPT, noun. One who becomes unable to pay his or her debts; an insolvent person.
BANKRUPT, noun. (UK) (legal) (obsolete) A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.
BANKRUPT CART, noun. (1811) A one-horse chaise, said to be so called by a Lord Chief Justice, from their being so frequently used on Sunday jaunts by extravagant shop-keepers and tradesmen.
BANKRUPT CARTS, noun. Plural of bankrupt cart

Dictionary definition

BANKRUPT, noun. Someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts.
BANKRUPT, verb. Reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him".
BANKRUPT, adjective. Financially ruined; "a bankrupt company"; "the company went belly-up".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle