AskDefine | Define bankroll

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bankroll n : a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag" [syn: roll] v : provide with sufficient funds; finance; "Who will bankroll the restoration of the former East German economy?"

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  1. A roll of banknotes or other paper currency, carried in lieu of a wallet.
    Phil kept his bankroll in his front pocket, as it made too much of a lump to sit on.
  2. The monetary assets of a person or organization.
    Microsoft is a corporation with an extremely large bankroll.


  1. To fund a project; to underwrite something.
    Professor Stebbins didn't need to apply for government grants because his lab was bankrolled by a large pharmaceutical corporation.

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