Definition of indebted
1 : owing gratitude or recognition to another : beholden
2 : owing money
Examples of indebted in a Sentence
thereafter forever felt indebted to the producer for giving her her lucky break
Recent Examples of indebted from the Web
Household debt remains moderate despite its rapid growth in recent years, but China's corporate sector has become the most highly indebted among major economies, based on data from the Bank for International Settlements, Fitch said.
Baby Driver is indebted to Doc from previous and vague criminal transgressions.
Among the wealthiest presidents—by his own measure—in the history of the United States, Trump is possibly the most conflicted and indebted.
MANILA, Philippines — Police in the Philippines say the suspect behind the casino attack that left dozens dead was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.
The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim that the assault was not terrorism-related.
Philippine police say suspect in casino attack was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.
The governor's office has said Rauner vetoed the $215 million because it was not tied to broader changes to the state's highly indebted employee retirement system.
The documents don't indicate how Brandon was indebted to Alway, if at all, but Barry told authorities while in custody that Alway was mad at Brandon about the Subaru.
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Origin and Etymology of indebted
Middle English indetted, from Anglo-French endetté, past participle of endetter to run into debt, from en- + dette debt
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
INDEBTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indebted for English Language Learners
: owing something (such as money or thanks) to someone or something : in debt
INDEBTED Defined for Kids
Definition of indebted for Students
: being in debt : owing something I'm indebted to you for your kindness.
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