Thursday, 8 September 2011

Phrasal Verb of the Day


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

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