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bail out

( UK also bale out)
verb uk phrasal verb with bail   /beɪl/ us  

(JUMP)

to jump out of an aircraft with a parachute because the aircraft is going to have an accident: The plane's engine failed and the pilot was forced to bail out.

(STOP)

mainly US to stop doing or being involved with something: The actor has bailed out of the film after only three weeks' shooting.
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