file for bankruptcy

Definition of file for bankruptcy

  1. :  to officially ask to be legally recognized as bankrupt The company filed for bankruptcy in July.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a tool usually of hardened steel with cutting ridges for forming or smoothing surfaces especially of metal

    :  a shrewd or crafty person

  1. :  to rub, smooth, or cut away with or as if with a file

  1. :  defile, corrupt

  1. :  to arrange in order for preservation and reference

    :  to place among official records as prescribed by law

    :  to send (copy) to a newspaper

  1. :  a device (such as a folder, case, or cabinet) by means of which papers are kept in order

    :  roll, list

    :  a collection of papers or publications usually arranged or classified

  1. :  single file

    :  any of the rows of squares that extend across a chessboard from one player's side to the other player's side

  1. :  to march or proceed in single file

  1. :  the quality or state of being bankrupt

    :  utter failure or impoverishment

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