verb (used with object)
Origin of bankrupt
Related formspseu·do·bank·rupt, adjectivequa·si-bank·rupt, adjective
Examples from the Web for bankrupt
It was that we have serious fiscal problems that are going to bankrupt cities and towns—literally—and hurt a lot of people.Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014|David Freedlander|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to shooting locations, the bankrupt cities of America have a lot to offer filmmakers.Can Hollywood Rejuvenate Detroit and America’s Bankrupt Cities?|David Levesley|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ironically, the revered but bankrupt Douglas would now be the least successful were he not dead.A Country House of Fools: Norman Rush’s ‘Subtle Bodies’|Tom LeClair|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Detroit may be bankrupt, but the Big Three automakers based there had a fantastic month.
The bankrupt ones are outlined in red, while the tottering ones have orange outlines.
Representing himself as a former coachman of this bankrupt New Yorker, he had told his little story.The Diamond Coterie|Lawrence L. Lynch
A bankrupt is not a person who breaks the bank, as is popularly supposed.The Law and the Poor|Edward Abbott Parry
The Directory had resorted to the iniquitous procedure of forced loans to replenish the bankrupt treasury.
Fling this heterogeneous, bankrupt, vindictive mass across the border, and the Revolution was on.The Night-Born|Jack London
Now, how will the law deal with the effects of this bankrupt?Res Judicat|Augustine Birrell