(third-person singular simple present bails out, present participle bailing out, simple past and past participle bailed out)
- To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
- (nautical) To remove water from a boat by scooping it out.
- (idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
- Once again, the industry got itself in trouble and government had to bail it out.
- (intransitive, with of) To exit an aircraft while in flight.
- (intransitive, idiomatic, slang, with of) To leave (not attend at all) a place or a situation, especially quickly or when the situation has become undesirable.
- I'm going to bail out of class today.
- (intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial, with of) To sell all or part of one's holdings in stocks, real estate, a business, etc.
- I'm going to bail out of stocks and buy gold instead.
- Alternative spelling of bailout.