debt-ridden

ADJ: usu ADJ n
Debt-ridden countries, companies, or people owe extremely large amounts of money.

...the debt-ridden economies of Latin America.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • debt-ridden — ˈdebt ˌridden adjective JOURNALISM owing a lot of money and having difficulty in paying it: • Debt ridden companies should be allowed to fail quickly. * * * debt ridden UK US adjective ► having a lot of debt and therefore in financial difficulty …   Financial and business terms

  • debt-ridden — debt .ridden adj [usually before noun] debt ridden countries or organizations owe so much money they cannot pay the money back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • debt-ridden — UK US adjective usually before noun in serious financial trouble as a result of owing very large amounts of money Thesaurus: in debthyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • debt-ridden — adjective dominated or obsessed by debt. help is seldom available for debt ridden citizens …   Wiktionary

  • debt-ridden — UK / US adjective [usually before noun] in serious financial trouble as a result of owing very large amounts of money …   English dictionary

  • -ridden — a combining form meaning obsessed with, overwhelmed by (torment ridden) or full of, burdened with (debt ridden). [special use of RIDDEN] * * * ridden combining form Oppressed by the dominance or prevalence of a specified thing (eg hag ridden or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ridden — a combining form indicating: 1. an infestation of a specified pest, as in flea ridden. 2. the overwhelming presence of an undesirable feeling, as in jealousy ridden, despair ridden. 3. the overwhelming presence of a burden, impost, etc., as in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ridden — adjective Date: 1653 1. harassed, oppressed, or obsessed by usually used in combination < guilt ridden > < debt ridden > 2. excessively full of or supplied with usually used in combination < slum ridden > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -ridden — a combining form meaning obsessed with, overwhelmed by (torment ridden) or full of, burdened with (debt ridden). [special use of RIDDEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • -ridden — [[t] rɪd(ə)n[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED ridden combines with nouns to form adjectives that describe something as having a lot of a particular undesirable thing or quality, or suffering very much because of it. ...the debt ridden economies of Latin… …   English dictionary

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