bankroll

noun
bank·​roll | \ ˈbaŋk-ˌrōl \

Definition of bankroll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: supply of money : funds

bankroll

verb
bankrolled; bankrolling; bankrolls

Definition of bankroll (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to supply money for (a business, project, or person)

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Other Words from bankroll

Verb

bankroller noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for bankroll

Synonyms: Noun

coffers, exchequer, finances, fund, pocket, resources, wherewithal

Synonyms: Verb

capitalize, endow, finance, fund, stake, subsidize, underwrite

Antonyms: Verb

defund

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Examples of bankroll in a Sentence

Noun

They started the business with a fairly small bankroll. my total bankroll right now is $2,000

Verb

several corporations bankrolled the Broadway musical
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Nor does comparing overflowing bankrolls to the earnings of unskilled or production workers, as the relative labor earnings measurement does. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Is Jeff Bezos Really the Richest of Them All?," 10 Aug. 2018 The same can be said by building that starting bankroll. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "You aren’t a pro, so don’t treat your bankroll like you are," 16 Apr. 2018 Stick around for a few hours and your bankroll will almost certainly be gone. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Investors Can’t Get Enough of Wall Street’s Sucker’s Bets," 29 June 2018 His latest movie, which is also his first in 15 years, stars Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke as two down-on-their-luck people who each improbably stumble onto ample bankrolls. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "9 movies that lead the list of thought-provoking choices at the Cinetopia 2018 festival," 31 May 2018 On the topic of starting and running up a poker bankroll, there is no shortage of advice out there. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "You aren’t a pro, so don’t treat your bankroll like you are," 16 Apr. 2018 On Bye earned $34,827 for the win, pushing his career bankroll to $529,530 with a record of 7-19-10 from 56 starts. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (June 2): Brigade beat by Albany Empire, 61-53," 2 June 2018 In 2016, George Soros, the philanthropist who’d later bankroll Krasner’s campaign, backed a dozen reform candidates, and ten of them won. Maya Wiley, The New Republic, "Power of the Prosecutor," 24 May 2018 The party-wrangling has emerged despite Baker’s popularity in public polls and $7.9 million political bankroll that dwarfs all Democrats’ campaign funds combined. Frank Phillips, BostonGlobe.com, "Charlie Baker has made great efforts to distance himself from Trump. His party? Not so much," 27 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

That study was bankrolled by Fitzgerald's business. Evan Halper, latimes.com, "EPA used disavowed research to justify putting dirtier trucks on the road," 29 May 2018 Early Stages of BFR Yusaku, helping to bankroll this mission, will be among an elite—and formerly wholly white—rank, as just 24 people have landed on or orbited the moon. Condé Nast Traveler, "SpaceX Announcement: Yusaku Maezawa Is First Tourist to Fly to the Moon," 17 Sep. 2018 Scott has used his wealth to help bankroll his campaigns during his three runs for office. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Florida Gov. Rick Scott much wealthier than previously reported, data show," 28 July 2018 But the franchise was spurned, restrained by a lack of deep pockets to bankroll the jump from the United Soccer League to MLS. Mark Billingsley, sacbee, "'He has those MLS dreams, just like I do': Cameron Iwasa, Republic FC seek promotion | The Sacramento Bee," 5 Apr. 2018 This week, Lyft announced it’s bankrolling a $100 million expansion of New York City’s bike-share system, Citi Bike. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "How electric bikes can make cities safer," 30 Nov. 2018 Although technology companies have bankrolled these projects to date, Watson is keen to urge philanthropists and the private sector to put up cash for the future. Helena Pozniak, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology That Will Finally Stop Poachers," 26 Nov. 2018 Technology, as well as the money and investors bankrolling innovation, is still overwhelmingly located on the coasts. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How a Midwest startup generator bursts the Bay Area tech bubble and solves real problems," 12 Dec. 2018 The American Beverage Association, whose members include Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, came up with the tactic, and bankrolled it, as Politico and the New York Times reported. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Coca-Cola and Pepsi’s deceptive tactic to stop soda taxes worked in Washington state," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bankroll

Noun

1849, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1915, in the meaning defined above

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bankroll

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bankroll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly US : a supply of money

bankroll

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bankroll (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly US, informal : to supply money for (a business, project, person, etc.)

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