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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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  • Ford leans on consumer electronics as part of no-bailout strategy.
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  • Firstly the fixed costs of running a bailout country must be reduced.
  • They found a public that was gullible and receptive to the bailout argument.
  • The press for a federal bailout of the auto industry increased over the weekend.
  • The financial bailout package signed into law today has some bonus provisions for renewable energy and plug-in vehicles.
  • In short, the costs of the initial bailout were outweighed by the costs of doing nothing.
  • One side says war spending is the problem, the other says it's the economic bailout plan.
British Dictionary definitions for bailout

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 bailout
n.

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

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