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bail out

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Verb

Infinitive
to bail out

Third person singular
bails out

Simple past
bailed out

Past participle
-

Present participle
bailing out

to bail out (third-person singular simple present bails out, present participle bailing out, simple past and past participle bailed out)
  1. To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
  2. (nautical) To remove water from a boat by scooping it out.
  3. To exit an aircraft while in flight.
    • 2004, Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      Holmes bailed out of his fighter and parachuted onto an apartment house.
  4. (idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
    Once again, the industry got itself in trouble and government had to bail it out
  5. (slang) To leave or not attend.
    I'm going to bail out of class today.

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