bail out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bail out remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
    • v bail out free on bail
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Quotations

  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “The term bail-out is deceptive. They have people come up with euphenisms to hide reality”

Usage

In literature:

All hands were bailing; and even Biddy used her hands to aid in throwing out the water.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 1 January 1848" by Various
Like a malefactor out on bail, he was painting a picture for the future.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
An hour later, we bailed out Pilgrim, and once more ventured upon our way.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
They then bailed out the punt, which was their only sailing craft, and put off for an all-day's fishing excursion.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
The canoe was gradually filling with water, but he dared not release his paddle to bail the water out.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
Unless I bail out, we'll soon be flooded.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
I'll bail him out and you too.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Always bail out the water after a rain and keep your boat clean and tidy.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Now Ike Clanton was in the town, out on bail awaiting trial for a stage-robbery.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Two of our flight went down flaming and we saw the boys bail out.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
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In news:

The recent €100 billion bailout of Spain's banks will leave Europe's financial rescue fund without enough money to bail out another big economy, an international banking group warned on Sunday.
Bailing out from the workday world can be exhilarating–and hair- raising.
One year ago, the 99% took to the streets of New York to demand economic justice from the Wall Street Banksters who were bailed out and left Americans on Main Street to hold the bag.
The Fed's Futile Effort To Bail Out Obamanomics.
AIG gained $1.64 cents to $35 after the US Treasury Department said it has sold the rest of its stake in the insurer AIG was bailed out by the government after nearly collapsing during the 2008 financial crisis.
The International Labor Organization says global monthly wages grew 1.2 percent in 2011, down from 3 percent in 2007, a year before the global financial crisis that led governments to bail out banks and take over insolvent companies.
Obama, who pulled the US out of recession in his first four years by bailing out banks and expanding the deficit, will face a budget crunch in his second term that threatens to derail global growth.
Fiona Apple Bails Out of Jail After Hash Arrest in Texas.
Britain's plan to force banks to shield their retail operations from riskier activities could create a moral hazard from the expectation that lenders will be bailed out if they hit trouble, a top banker said on Monday.
A Hercules Middle School teacher is out of jail, on bail, accused of having a lot of marijuana and money on campus.
At the time he hit Frankl, he was out on bail for another hit and run case to which he later pleaded guilty.
Defense bails out humble Claiborne.
They'll deal some cards and bail you out.
Rescuing daughter from mortgage without bailing out deadbeat son- in-law .
Unlike Santorum, Romney understands the difference between bailing out Detroit and bailing out "Wall Street.".
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