an injection of liquidity given to an institution to meet its short-term obligations.
The government-sponsored bailout will empty the Treasury reserves earmarked for Obama’s health care reform.
Originally a term used in legal registers, bailout has recently gained prominence in connection with state-sponsored subsidies to help crippled banks and financial markets. Used as a verb, phrasal verbs are stressed on the particle:
The government had to bail the company OUT of financial difficulty
Used as a noun, the verb particle is stressed:
The government-sponsored BAILout
This property of phrasal verbs is used across the board: the page LAYout, to lay a page OUT.