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Definition of bail out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Phrasal Verbs

    bail out (of something)

    (British English also bale 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. See related entries: Plane travel
  2. 2to escape from a situation that you no longer want to be involved in I'd understand if you wanted to bail out of this relationship.

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bail (something)out

(also bale out British English also, bale (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. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
to pay somebody’s bail for them

bail somebodyout (of something)

(British English also bale somebodyout (of something))
 
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to rescue somebody from a difficult situation The government had to bail the company out of financial difficulty. Ryan's late goal bailed out his team. Synonymssaverescue bail out redeemThese words all mean to prevent somebody/​something from dying, losing something, being harmed or embarrassed.save to prevent somebody/​something 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 somebody/​something from a dangerous or harmful situation:They were rescued by a passing cruise ship.bail somebody out to rescue somebody/​something from a difficult situation, especially by providing money:Don’t expect me to bail you out if it all goes wrong.redeem (formal, religion) to save somebody from the power of evil:He was a sinner, redeemed by the grace of God. Redeem is also used in non-religious language in the phrase redeem a situation, which means to prevent a situation from being as bad as it might be.Patterns to save/​rescue/​redeem somebody/​something from something to save/​rescue/​redeem a situation to save/​redeem sinners/​mankind to rescue somebody/​bail somebody out financially
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