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bail sb/sth out

(UK also bale sb/sth out)
phrasal verb with bail uk   us   /beɪl/ verb
to ​help a ​person or ​organization that is in ​difficulty, usually by giving or ​lending them ​money: She ​keepsrunning up ​hugedebts and ​askingfriends to ​bail her out.
(Definition of bail sb/sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bail sb/sth out

(UK also bale sb/sth out)
phrasal verb with bail uk   us   /beɪl/ verb [T, usually passive]
to ​help a ​person or ​organization that is in ​financial difficulty: Taxpayers are being ​asked to ​paybillions of ​dollars to ​bail out ​failingbanks and other ​companies. We ​think the borrowers should be ​bailed out and not the ​loancompanies.
(Definition of bail sb/sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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