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English definition of “bail out”

bail out

(JUMP) (UK also bale out) phrasal verb with bail     /beɪl/ verb
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.Running away and escapingAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air
(Definition of bail out (JUMP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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