bail out(3)
{v.} To dip water from a filling or leaking boat; throw water out of a boat to prevent its sinking. * /Both men were kept busy bailing out the rowboat after it began to leak./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • bail out(3) — {v.} To dip water from a filling or leaking boat; throw water out of a boat to prevent its sinking. * /Both men were kept busy bailing out the rowboat after it began to leak./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Bail-out (Wirtschaft) — Bail out (englisch aus der Klemme helfen) bezeichnet in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften den Vorgang der Schuldenübernahme und Tilgung oder Haftungsübernahme durch Dritte, insbesondere durch den Staat oder staatliche Institutionen, im Fall… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bail out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you bail someone out, you help them out of a difficult situation, often by giving them money. [V n P of n] They will discuss how to bail the economy out of its slump... [V P n (not pron)] He desperately needed cash to bail out… …   English dictionary

  • bail out — phrasal verb Word forms bail out : present tense I/you/we/they bail out he/she/it bails out present participle bailing out past tense bailed out past participle bailed out 1) [transitive] to help a person or organization that is having problems,… …   English dictionary

  • bail out — /ˌbeɪl aυt/ verb 1. to rescue a company which is in financial difficulties 2. ♦ to bail someone out to pay money to a court as a guarantee that someone will return to face charges ● She paid $3,000 to bail him out. ▪▪▪ ‘…the government has… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • bail out — I parachute; get out of; help, aid, bankroll. See aid, escape. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To post bond for] Syn. release, give security for, post bail for, assure, underwrite, guarantee, warrant, insure, deliver, go bail for*, spring*. 2. [To help in …   English dictionary for students

  • bail — 1 / bāl/ n [Anglo French, act of handing over, delivery of a prisoner into someone s custody in exchange for security, from bailler to hand over, entrust, from Old French, from Latin bajulare to carry (a burden)] 1: the temporary release of a… …   Law dictionary

  • bail — bail1 [bāl] n. [ME & OFr, power, control, custody < OFr baillier, to keep in custody, deliver < L bajulare, to bear a burden < bajulus, porter, carrier] 1. money, a bond, etc. deposited with the court to obtain the temporary release of… …   English World dictionary

  • bail — Ⅰ. bail [1] ► NOUN 1) the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money is lodged to guarantee their appearance in court. 2) money paid by or for such a person as security. ► VERB ▪ release or… …   English terms dictionary

  • bail|er — «BAY luhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that bails water out. 2. a marine gastropod of the southwestern Pacific whose round shell is used by natives to bail water. 3. Also, bailer shell. the melon shaped shell of this mollusk …   Useful english dictionary

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