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English definition of “bail out”

bail out

(JUMP) /ˈbeɪl ˈɑʊt/ phrasal verb with bail    /beɪl/ verb [I/T]
to jump out of an aircraft with a parachute, esp. because the aircraft is about to have an accident: The pilot barely had time to bail out. fig. To bail out is also to stop doing or being involved in something, esp. to avoid failure or difficulty: The TV show triggered a number of protests, and some of the sponsors bailed out.
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