Debt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |det|  American pronunciation of the word debt
Brit.  |det|  British pronunciation of the word debt

noun

- the state of owing something (especially money)

he is badly in debt

- money or goods or services owed by one person to another
- an obligation to pay or do something

Examples

He is trying to pay off gambling debts.

The company has run up huge debts.

Their debts are piling up.

He's been working three jobs in an attempt to get out of debt.

The company was in debt but is now turning a profit.

I am deep in debt.

I'm thousands of dollars in debt.

She went into debt to pay for college.

I'm worried that we will fall into debt.

He is in debt to me for a large sum.

I am very much in your debt.

This over-ambitious strategy has saddled them with debts of $3,000,000.

He had enough money to pay off his outstanding debts.

Romania is paying more and more to Western banks simply to service the debt (=pay it).

Nearly half the students said they were in debt.

Word forms

noun
singular: debt
plural: debts
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