Does it mean SAVE?

Governments and central banks have promised to shell out $19.5 trillion since the coronavirus erupted to "put a floor under the world economy," according to the International Monetary Fund. Some countries need even more help to recover from the crisis, but they might not get it.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/economy/global-economy-coronavirus-bailout-imf-annual-report/index.html

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Metaphorically it means "prevent from dropping below a certain point". So it is rather different from "save"

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