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bailout

[beyl-out] /ˈbeɪlˌaʊt/
noun
1.
the act of parachuting from an aircraft, especially to escape a crash, fire, etc.
2.
an instance of coming to the rescue, especially financially:
a government bailout of a large company.
3.
an alternative, additional choice, or the like:
If the highway is jammed, you have two side roads as bailouts.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or consisting of means for relieving an emergency situation:
bailout measures for hard-pressed smallbusinesses.
Also, bail-out.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; noun, adj. use of verb phrase bail out
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British Dictionary definitions for bail-out

bailout

/ˈbeɪlaʊt/
noun
1.
an act of bailing out, usually by the government, of a failing institution or business
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Word Origin and History for bail-out

bailout

n.

1945, in aviation, from bail (v.) + out (adv.). As "federal help for private business in trouble," from 1968.

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