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Phrasal Verbs

bail out (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb bail out (1)

Meaning

to help out someone or something that's in serious trouble, especially financial trouble

For example

  • bail out sb/sth The government had to bail out many banks and financial institutions in the 2008 financial crisis.

  • bail sb/sth out Why do we have to bail them out with taxpayer's money? Why not just let them go bankrupt?

Nouns often used as objects with bail out (1): company, bank, lenders, borrowers, creditors

Quick Quiz

If the government doesn't bail the company out, the company will

a. go out of business

b. make a lot of money

c. get other contracts instead

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