Translation of bankrupt in Spanish:


en quiebra, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈbæŋkˌrəpt/ /ˈbaŋkrʌpt/


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    (company/person) en quiebra
    (company/person) en bancarrota
    (company/person) Law en quiebra
    to be bankrupt estar en quiebra / en bancarrota
    • to go bankrupt quebrar
    • The trustee's job is to liquidate bankrupt companies to repay bondholders.
    • Lawyers are aggressively suing on behalf of bankrupt companies to recoup money paid to creditors
    • Cantillon quickly built up a successful banking business and paid off the debts of his bankrupt uncle despite the very chaotic financial conditions in France.
    • He made his initial fortune in the 1990s by taking over and reselling bankrupt companies.
    • In that case a chattel mortgage was given to the bank by two principals of the bankrupt corporation.
    • He is an officer and director of the bankrupt company which is noted as plaintiff in this action.
    • Some big companies have started acting like vultures by bidding for bankrupt rivals at auction, accelerating consolidation.
    • It said he had met the applicant in 1994 when he was bankrupt and could only operate through a family business with his mother as sole director and himself as consultant.
    • Say, if a lawyer is bankrupt, that can be a reason for striking off.
    • Creditor committees and managers of bankrupt companies often are too optimistic.
    • Suing a bankrupt company simply puts the state at the end of a very long and largely empty-handed line of creditors - and that's if it wins.
    • Goldman Sachs is buying a bankrupt owner of 30 courses.
    • The judge held that certainly by the end of 1992, when applicants knew that their son was bankrupt, that their position was not protected and that the promissory note was worthless.
    • Mr Croxford accepts that it is too late to release funds from the freezing orders for the purposes of representation of Mr Moussavi because he is now bankrupt.
    • Mr MacFarlane, there is a mention in the book at page 41 where you say that you are bankrupt.
    • The first provision would permit the trusts created by the bankrupt companies to accrue interest free of tax.
    • With the latest round of bankrupt airlines, the agency may not be so lucky.
    • They included unemployed architects and managers as much as bankrupt shopkeepers or workers laid off.
    • The bankrupt corporations and banks will be wiped out and their debts repaid by taxpayers.
    • Within ten years, all the defendants were going bankrupt, and it seemed that many sick workers would therefore get nothing or close to nothing.
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    (policy) fallido y desacreditado
    a morally bankrupt country un país en (la) bancarrota moral
    • Britain, bankrupt and exhausted by the war, lost the will to hold what it had.


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    fallido masculine
    fallida feminine

transitive verb

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    (company/country) hacer quebrar
    (company/country) llevar a la quiebra
    (company/country) llevar a la bancarrota
    you'll bankrupt me! ¡me vas a arruinar!
    • ‘They did shut the Wysick before and it nearly bankrupted him,’ he said.
    • The flip side to that, however, is that it also nearly bankrupted us in the process.
    • However, the house nearly bankrupted him and it was bought in 1707 by the Dalrymple family, who dominated Scottish law in the 18th century.
    • It would have ended up bankrupting us because we would not be able to afford it.
    • I wasn't heckled, I wasn't jeered, but my wife and I did have to hustle out of there quickly so we could stop the babysitter's clock from bankrupting us.
    • If he does defend himself, the state may draw out legal proceedings, bankrupting Joe Average into surrender.
    • They bought the bus, practically bankrupting the group's leader, painted it purple… then ditched the plan.
    • With just four patrons a day - a good day - Bonaparte's is three months away from bankrupting its owner.
    • The punitive sum would have bankrupted the reporters.
    • It almost bankrupted me, and the customers didn't like it.
    • Cases in which children have bankrupted their parents through their extravagance abroad can easily be found.
    • Legal costs for the case had bankrupted the family and Bilal had travelled to the West, through Iran and Turkey, to earn some money.
    • He was estimated to have won £100,000 in his career but his love of a flutter on greyhounds bankrupted him.
    • Thank God for digital cameras, or the film processing alone would've bankrupted us.
    • My brother had radical surgery and a long course of treatment some years back that would have bankrupted a lord.
    • He is a ‘never-nice’ guy - he bankrupted his own father, and killed a bunch of people for personal gain.
    • Even if she takes $50, she'll be bankrupting me.
    • The book also supplied Twain with enough money to invest in the printing-machine venture that eventually bankrupted him.
    • The cost of copying the staggering amount of materials for my class would have bankrupted her.
    • His determination to win is so intense that he disregards not only the interests of his clients, but also those of his law partners - whom he alienates and bankrupts.