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Many of the companies that they had invested in went bankrupt.
He declared himself bankrupt in 1994.
Years of mismanagement had left the region virtually bankrupt.
This is a bankrupt ideology.
his morally bankrupt lifestyle
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the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
an occasion when a lot of people gather together, especially for a religious festival
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of bankrupt from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.