bail out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “bail out” in the English Dictionary

"bail out" in British English

See all translations

bail out

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

bail out (JUMP)

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

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.
(Definition of bail out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bail out" in American English

See all translations

bail out

 /ˈbeɪl ˈɑʊt/
phrasal verb with bail  us   /beɪl/ verb [I/T]

bail out (JUMP)

to ​jump out of an ​aircraft with a parachute , esp. because the ​aircraft is about to have an ​accident: The ​pilotbarely had ​time to bail out. fig. To bail out is also to ​stop doing or being ​involved in something, esp. to ​avoidfailure or ​difficulty: The TV show ​triggered a ​number of ​protests, and some of the ​sponsors bailed out.
(Definition of bail out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bail out" in Business English

See all translations

bail out

(UK also bale out)
phrasal verb with bail uk   us   /beɪl/ verb [T, usually passive]
[I] to ​stop doing something or being involved in something: Investors ​bailed out on ​hearing of a first-quarter ​profitsslump.
(Definition of bail out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bail out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More