go bankrupt

This page is about the collocation go bankrupt

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

to be unable to pay debts and go out of business or into receivership

For example

  • Their products didn't sell very well, so the company went bankrupt.

  • How did those farmers avoid going bankrupt during the drought?

Note:
Related collocations include "go out of business" and "go bust" (informal)

Quick Quiz

The corporation went bankrupt after making some

a. huge losses

b. huge profits

c. huge savings

Contributor: Matt Errey