bail out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bail out" in British English

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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

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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

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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)
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