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bail out

/ˈbeɪl ˈɑʊt/
phrasal verb with bail us   /beɪl/ verb [I/T]
  • (JUMP)

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.
(Definition of bail out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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bail out

UK also bale out
phrasal verb with bail uk   /beɪl/ us   verb [T, usually passive]
[I] to stop doing something or being involved in something: Investors bailed out on hearing of a first-quarter profits slump.
(Definition of bail out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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