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To raise money for something, such as a project or cause, by soliciting donations from a large network of people, often via social media. If the studio won't finance our movie, then we'll have to turn to crowdfunding. I'm crowdfunding to raise money for a local family whose house burned down.
Having enough money as capital to spend or invest. The company has been accused of manipulating its books to give it the appearance of being in funds to its shareholders, though it was actually laden with debt. These corporate figureheads will exploit their workers by any means necessary, so long as it keeps them in funds.
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rainy day fund
Money reserved for use in a moment or period of unforeseen difficulty, trouble, or need. I know you want to buy a new TV with your bonus, but you should really keep that money in a rainy day fund. You'll be glad it's there if you ever need it! Thank goodness I had been putting a portion of my wages into my rainy day fund each month. There's no way I could have paid for that emergency surgery otherwise.
An ancillary or reserve fund that has been accumulated or set aside for undesignated or unspecified purposes, especially those that are or are viewed as being illicit, corrupt, or morally questionable. It has come to light that the senator paid for special treatment by the newspapers out of her party's slush fund. The CEO instructed his lawyer to use the company's slush fund to settle the lawsuit out of court.
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in fundshaving money to spend. British
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n. a fund of money that can be used for various unofficial and discretionary purposes. How much is left in the slush fund?
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