Meaning of “bailout” in the English Dictionary

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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:

(Definition of “bailout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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bailoutnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈbeɪlaʊt/ us

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)