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English definition of “bail sth out”

bail sth out

(UK also bale sth out) phrasal verb with bail     /beɪl/ verb
to remove water from the bottom of a boatStaying afloat, capsizing and sinking
(Definition of bail sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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