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English definition of “bailout”

bailout

noun [C usually singular]   /ˈbeɪl.aʊt/
the act of helping a person or organization that is in difficulty, usually by giving or lending them or it money: Three years of huge losses forced the bank to seek a government bailout. The administration assembled the $50 billion emergency bailout package to ease a financial crisis in Mexico.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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