verb (used with object)
- banking principle,
- bankrupt worm,
- bankruptcy order,
- banks island
Origin of bankrupt
Examples from the Web for bankrupted
Strangely, none of these failed predictions have bankrupted the prophetic project.Sorry, Evangelicals, Syria Will Not Spur the Second Coming|Candida Moss|September 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One can easily imagine the Democratic ads: “Even Newt Gingrich said Romney robbed companies and bankrupted them.”Will New Hampshire’s Primary Matter in the 2012 GOP Nomination Battle?|Howard Kurtz|January 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It bankrupted him, compelling the marbles' sale to the museum.
Eleven well-known speculators killed themselves, and many more were bankrupted.
Others complain that railroads are bankrupted in the interest of designing bondholders.The Railroad Question|William Larrabee
The German Empire has bankrupted herself in men, necessaries of life, and money.Drake, Nelson and Napoleon|Walter Runciman
Let me not have bankrupted myself for a trust thou wilt not give!The City of Delight|Elizabeth Miller
But now I am at home and everything is changed, worse than when Larry was bankrupted.The Lightning Conductor Discovers America|C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Any other industry than that of agriculture would have been bankrupted.History of Farming in Ontario|C. C. James
Word Origin for bankrupt
1560s, from Italian banca rotta, literally "a broken bench," from banca "moneylender's shop," literally "bench" (see bank (n.1)) + rotta "broken, defeated, interrupted" from (and remodeled on) Latin rupta, fem. past participle of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). "[S]o called from the habit of breaking the bench of bankrupts" [Klein]. Earlier in English as a noun, "bankrupt person" (1530s).
1550s, from bankrupt (adj.). Related: Bankrupted; bankrupting.