bail out


bail out
phrasal verb
Word forms "bail out":
present tense I/you/we/they bail out he/she/it bails out present participle bailing out past tense bailed out past participle bailed out
1) [transitive] to help a person or organization that is having problems, especially financial problems

The government has already bailed the project out once before.

2) [transitive] to give money to a court when someone is allowed to stay out of prison while they wait for their trial

My father got a lawyer and bailed me out.

3) [intransitive] to bale out of something such as a project, situation or relationship
4) [intransitive] American informal to bale out of a plane
5) [intransitive/transitive] to empty water from a boat using a small container

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