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English definition of “government bailout”

government bailout

noun [C]     GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
a situation in which a government pays or lends money to save a company or industry from failing : The company's huge losses forced it to seek a government bailout .government bailout of sth The state ended up with the holding company under a government bailout of the bank , which was posting big losses .
(Definition of government bailout noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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