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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. In the United States, Chapter 11, Title 11, United States Code governs insolvencies, which fall under Chapter 11, for businesses, Chapter 13, for humans, and Chapter 9, for municipalities. 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. The U.S. government can participate in the insolvency process, as it did in the General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization of 2009-2013.

Anagrams of bail out

  1. obitual, tabouli

Translations for bail out

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bail out

to set (a person) free by giving such money to a court of law

He was bailed out by his father.

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