Definitions for bail out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bail out(verb)

    free on bail

  2. bail out, bale out(verb)

    remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side


  1. bail out(Verb)

    To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.

  2. bail out(Verb)

    To remove water from a boat by scooping it out.

  3. bail out(Verb)

    To rescue, especially financially.

  4. bail out(Verb)

    To exit an aircraft while in flight.

  5. bail out(Verb)

    To leave (or not attend at all) a place or a situation, especially quickly or when the situation has become undesirable.

  6. bail out(Verb)

    To sell all or part of one's holdings in stocks, real estate, a business, etc.


  1. Bailout

    A bailout is a colloquial term for giving financial support to a company or country which faces serious financial difficulty or bankruptcy. It may also be used to allow a failing entity to fail gracefully without spreading contagion. A bailout can, but does not necessarily, avoid an insolvency process. The term is maritime in origin being the act of removing water from a sinking vessel using a smaller bucket. A bailout differs from the term bail-in under which the bondholders and/or depositors of global systemically important financial institutions are forced to participate in the process, but taxpayers supposedly are not. Some governments have the power to participate in the insolvency process: for instance, the U.S. government intervened in the General Motors bailout of 2009-2013.

Anagrams of bail out »

  1. obitual, tabouli

Translations for bail out

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • vyskočitCzech
  • saltar, achicar, abandonar, sacar de un apuroSpanish
  • äyskäröidä, pelastaa, livistääFinnish
  • se barrer, se tirer, écoperFrench
  • izsmelt, bastotLatvian
  • ipuipu, ipuMāori
  • вычёрпывать, вы́черпать, сва́ливать, свали́тьRussian

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