bale out

bale out
remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
Syn: ↑bail out
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

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bale out [phrasal verb]
1 : to jump out of an airplane with a parachute

The pilot baled out [=bailed out] just before the plane crashed.

2 : to leave or escape a harmful or difficult situation

The investors baled out [=bailed out] of the business.

They baled out [=backed out] of the deal.

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Main Entry:bale

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ˌbale ˈout | ˌbale sthˈout | ˌbale sbˈout derived
Main entry:balederived

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