bailout

noun
bail·​out | \ ˈbāl-ˌau̇t How to pronounce bailout (audio) \

Definition of bailout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a rescue from financial distress

bail out

verb
bailed out; bailing out; bails out

Definition of bail out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to parachute from an aircraft
2 : to abandon a harmful or difficult situation also : leave, depart

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Examples of bailout in a Sentence

Noun government bailouts of large corporations Verb if the meeting seems like it will never end, find an excuse to bail out the government bailed out the savings and loan industry
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The companies’ limited lobbying punch meant they were largely ignored during federal bailout talks. Author: David J. Lynch, Yeganeh Torbati, Anchorage Daily News, "How the pandemic led to a rental car crisis just as Americans are ready to bust loose," 2 May 2021 The companies' limited lobbying punch meant they were largely ignored during federal bailout talks. BostonGlobe.com, "How the pandemic led to a rental car crisis just as Americans are ready to bust loose," 1 May 2021 The companies’ limited lobbying punch meant they were largely ignored during federal bailout talks. Washington Post, "How the pandemic led to a rental car crisis just as Americans are ready to bust loose," 1 May 2021 The group testified against the nuclear bailout in committee and later conducted a poll to show how unpopular the bill was with voters. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, "Oil and gas group gave nearly $1.5M to help block House Bill 6 nuclear bailout," 27 Apr. 2021 Most of its debt is still held by bailout creditors which have provided generous repayment terms but its recovery was cut short by the pandemic, swinging back into recession with a 8.2% contraction of gross domestic product last year. Derek Gatopoulos, Star Tribune, "Greece closer to investment grade with ratings upgrade," 23 Apr. 2021 With all that happened during the Pandemic, how has Turkish Airlines been able to have survived – and flourished – with lower losses, and no bailout? Debbi Kickham, Forbes, "Turkish Airlines Sets The Gold Standard For Aviation," 21 Apr. 2021 Despite accepting $942 million in bailout funds, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital had a $457 million operating deficit, a 7% loss, at the end of September. Dallas News, "Bailout helped wealthy hospitals post a banner year," 11 Apr. 2021 The French government’s latest bailout of Air France-KLM will more than double its stake in the airline group, to nearly 30%. David Meyer, Fortune, "The saga of McDonald’s and former CEO Steve Easterbrook," 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bailout

Noun

1939, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bailout was in 1925

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5 May 2021

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“Bailout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bailout. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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bailout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bailout

: the act of saving or rescuing something (such as a business) from money problems

bailout

noun
bail·​out | \ ˈbāl-ˌau̇t How to pronounce bailout (audio) \

Legal Definition of bailout

: a rescue from financial distress

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