bailout vs bail out :

bailout or bail out

Whether you are bailing out a rowboat or a bank, use the two-word spelling to describe the action of doing it (the verb form): “we need to bail out the boat before we can go fishing.”But to label the activity itself (the noun form), use the one-word spelling: “this bailout is going to be expensive.”

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  • v  free on bail
  • v  remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
News & Articles

  • Report: euro bailout fund chief says Europe should eventually do without IMF help
    BERLIN — The head of Europe's bailout fund says the region should eventually aim to do without help from the International Monetary Fund.
    June 14, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • Euro officials back Greek bailout tranche, ERT closure a factor: sources
    ATHENS (Reuters) - A working group of euro zone ministers and officials supports Greece's next bailout payment, two Greek finance ministry officials said on Friday, a decision made easier by the closure of state broadcaster ERT. The 3.3 billion euro ($4.4 billion) payment was approved by euro zone finance ministers last month, contingent on benchmarks to be met in June on anti-corruption efforts ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • The biggest bailout bet on Fannie and Freddie
    No other investor has played the bailout trade as often and as successfully as Bruce Berkowitz, the Fairholme funds manager. Will he be able to do it again?
    June 13, 2013 - CNN Money

  • Have We Already Had a Black Swan? - Real Time Insight
    On June 22, 2007, Bear Stearns announced that it was pledging $3.2 billion to bail out one of its hedge funds, the High-Grade Structured Credit Fund. Another fund, the High-Grade Structured
    June 14, 2013 - Nasdaq
  • Softbank's Son And Sprint's Hesse Demo How To Mess Up A Great Deal
    By underbidding and trying to steal assets at both Sprint and especially Clearwire, Softbank's Masayoshi Son no longer looks all so clever. His initial deals seems to bail out the ill managed Sprint. But conduct since last fall has muddied the waters. DISH's Charlie Ergen has entered the fray. And now on 6/12/13, Clearwire's long dormant and seemingly useless Special Committee which was supposed ...
    June 13, 2013 - Forbes
  • Road rage murder: Suspect still in jail despite bail efforts
    Efforts to bail out a Hudson County Prosecutor's Office detective charged in the road rage murder of a Maryland man on Saturday night have been unsuccessful, and the man still remains in jail on $1 million bond, authorities said today.
    June 12, 2013 - The Star-Ledger