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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 ​lendingmoney: Three ​years of ​hugelossesforced the ​bank to ​seek a government bailout. The ​administrationassembled the $50 ​billionemergency bailout package to ​ease a ​financialcrisis 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 ​providinglots of ​money: The ​governmentmounted a ​massive bailout of ​troubledsavings and ​loaninstitutions.
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"bailout" in Business English

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bailoutnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪlaʊt/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a ​loan or other ​financialsupport that is given to a ​person, ​company, or country to ​help them when they are in ​financial difficulties: A ​governmentspokesmanclaimed that the £850bn bailout of the ​troubledbanks was justified. A government bailout is under way for several ​rural electric ​powersuppliers 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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