out of business

out of busi·ness
O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [out uhv, ov biz-nis]
    • /aʊt ʌv, ɒv ˈbɪz nɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [out uhv, ov biz-nis]
    • /aʊt ʌv, ɒv ˈbɪz nɪs/

Definition of out of business words

  • phrase out of business If a shop or company goes out of business or is put out of business, it has to stop trading because it is not making enough money. 0

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out of business popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for out of business

adj out of business

  • bankrupt — People or organizations that go bankrupt do not have enough money to pay their debts.
  • beggared — a person who begs alms or lives by begging.
  • belly up — If a company goes belly up, it does not have enough money to pay its debts.
  • closed — A closed group of people does not welcome new people or ideas from outside.

adjective out of business

  • kaput — ruined; done for; demolished.
  • nonfunctioning — the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role.

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