- adj. 破产的
- vt. 使破产
- n. [经] 破产者
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bank, 凳子。词根rupt, 破，见corrupt. 来自14世纪时威尼斯货币商人如破产则砸碎凳子。
- bankrupt (adj.)
- 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).
- bankrupt (v.)
- 1550s, from bankrupt (adj.). Related: Bankrupted; bankrupting.
- 1. It was touch and go whether we'd go bankrupt.
- 2. He was declared bankrupt after failing to pay a £114m loan guarantee.
- 3. The company was adjudged bankrupt.
- 4. They went bankrupt in 1993.
- 5. He seemed to be bankrupt of hope and confidence.
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