Definition of Bail out

1. Verb. Free on bail.

Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Free, Liberate, Loose, Release, Unloose, Unloosen

2. Verb. Remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side.
Exact synonyms: Bale Out
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Bail out

1. Verb. (transitive) To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive nautical) To remove water from a boat by scooping it out. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive with '''of''') To exit an aircraft while in flight. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic slang with '''of''') To leave (or not attend at all) a place or a situation, especially quickly or when the situation has become undesirable. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic colloquial with '''of''') To sell all or part of one's holdings in stocks, real estate, a business, etc. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bail Out

bail bandit
bail bandits
bail bond
bail bonds
bail bondsman
bail bondsmen
bail jumping
bail out (current term)
bail out on
bailed out

Literary usage of Bail out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merging the Deposit Insurance Funds: Hearing Before the Committee on Banking edited by Marge Roukema (2001)
"That was our latest bail-out. You can call it what you want, but when the central bank comes in and forces other banks to bail them out, that is a bail-out, ..."

2. The Story-life of Lincoln: A Biography Composed of Five Hundred True Stories by Wayne Whipple (1908)
""bail out the Potomac with a Teaspoon" An officer of low volunteer rank ... I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as to attend to all ..."

3. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"... the bail out of B. It. R. l Sid. 213. Yet if judgment in Ireland be affirmed in BR here, and costs here; there shall not be execution out of BR directed ..."

4. All Adventure: She Who Must Be Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard (2001)
""bail out! bail out!" shouted Job, suiting the action to the word. But I could not bail just then, for as the moon went out and left us in total darkness, ..."

5. The Boy Scouts' Year Book by Boy Scouts of America (1917)
"Bailing Out After an Upset In reasonably still waters one boy can bail out an upset canoe. There are two good methods, rocking it out and shoving it out. ..."

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