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"bailout" in British English

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bailoutnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈbeɪl.aʊt/  us   /ˈbeɪl.aʊt/
the act of helping a person or organization that is in difficulty, usually by giving or giving or lending 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.
(Definition of bailout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bailoutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbeɪlˌɑʊt/
the process of saving a company, plan, or other thing from failing by providing lots of money: The government mounted a massive bailout of troubled savings and loan institutions.
(Definition of bailout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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bailoutnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪlaʊt/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a loan or other financial support that is given to a person, company, or country to help them when they are in financial difficulties: A government spokesman claimed that the £850bn bailout of the troubled banks was justified. A government bailout is under way for several rural electric power suppliers that otherwise might not be able to survive. a bailout package/plan
(Definition of bailout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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