Definition of bail out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bail out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    bail out (of something)

     
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  1. 1to jump out of a plane that is going to crash The pilot bailed out and parachuted into the sea.
  2. 2 to escape from a situation that you do not want to be involved in anymore I'd understand if you wanted to bail out of this relationship.

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bail (something)out

 
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to empty water from something by lifting it out with your hand or a container He had to stop rowing to bail water out of the boat. The boat will sink unless we bail out.

bail somebodyout

 
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to pay someone's bail for them

bail somebodyout (of something)

 
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to rescue someone from a difficult situation The government had to bail the company out of financial difficulty. Ryan's late goal bailed out his team. Thesaurussaverescue bail somebody out come through (for somebody)These words all mean to prevent someone from dying, losing something, being harmed, or being embarrassed.save to prevent someone from dying, being harmed or destroyed, or losing something:Doctors were unable to save him. a campaign to save the panda from extinctionrescue to save someone from a dangerous or harmful situation:They were rescued by a passing cruise ship.bail somebody out to rescue someone from a difficult situation, especially by providing money:Don't expect me to bail you out if it all goes wrong.come through (for somebody) (somewhat informal) to prevent disaster for someone:My sister really came through for me when I lost my job.Patterns to save/rescue somebody/something from something to rescue somebody/bail somebody out financially
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