go bankrupt

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go bankrupt

:to be unable to pay one's debts
  • The company went bankrupt.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

bankrupt play
  1. : a person who has done any of the acts that by law entitle creditors to have his or her estate administered for their benefit

  2. : a person judicially declared subject to having his or her estate administered under the bankrupt laws for the benefit of creditors

  3. : a person who becomes insolvent

  1. : reduced to a state of financial ruin : impoverished

  2. : of or relating to bankrupts or bankruptcy

  3. : broken, ruined

  1. : to reduce to bankruptcy

  2. : impoverish


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