how to pronounce bankrupt


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the above transcription of bankrupt is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

bankrupt is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of bankrupt in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are about to go bankrupt and this is …”

meanings of bankrupt


  1. In a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay one's debts.
  2. Having been legally declared insolvent.
  3. Destitute of, or wholly lacking (something once possessed, or something one should possess).


  1. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.
  2. One who becomes unable to pay his or her debts; an insolvent person.


  1. To force into bankruptcy.

bankrupt frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bankrupt occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bankrupt can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bankrupt can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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