- empty water out of the bottom of a small boat: ''The water's coming in faster than we can bail it out. We're in trouble "
- get someone out of prison by 'posting bail' - paying the surety required by the Court (and by extension ='getting someone out of trouble'): "This is the last time I'm bailing you out. From now on you're on your own."
- jump out of a doomed aircraft (and by extension ='violently change a course of action'): "I tried ringing the help-desk, but in the end I bailed out and just switched the computer off." (The original, aircraft, version may well be on the wane. You'll see it mainly in war-time narratives: "The Hurricane was hit, and the crew had to bail out over occupied France.)
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