verb (used with object)
Related formsbank·roll·er, noun
Examples from the Web for bankrolled
The trip was bankrolled by low-level Miami gangster Raul Pacheco, himself already on probation for attempted armed burglary.MLB’s Next Headache: Cartels, Gangsters, and Their Cuban Superstars|Peter C. Bjarkman|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unemployment checks rolled in, and the New York State Department of Labor bankrolled my dating life, for a time.Not Finding Love Online: Dan Slater’s Adventures in Algorithm Dating|Dan Slater|February 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some of his big campaign donors, like L.E. Simmons and Frank Vandersloot (through his wife Belinda), also bankrolled Prop 8.Biographer Recounts Romney’s Many Trips to Mormon Church to Discuss Social Issues|Wayne Barrett|May 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The operatives are not above using private detectives and bankrolled bloggers to engage in blackmail and scandal-mongering.
Bob Perry Perry, a Houston-based homebuilder, has bankrolled conservative causes for years.Who Gave $1 Million or More to Super PACs? A Daily Beast Roundup|Josh Dzieza|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST