Phrasal Verbs With 'Bail'

Bail out phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Save, rescue
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The government had to BAIL OUT the airline because it was losing so much money.
  2. Meaning: Remove water from something that is flooded
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The boat was leaking so they had to BAIL it OUT.
  3. Meaning: Jump out of a plane because it is going to crash
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The pilot BAILED OUT when he saw that the engines had failed.

Bail out of phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Pay a bond to release someone from jail
    ( | International English)
    » Example: I must BAIL my drunken brother OUT OF jail.

Bail out on phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Stop supporting someone when they are in trouble
    (Inseparable | American English)
    » Example: Everybody BAILED OUT ON him when the scandal broke.

Bail up phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Talk to someone and delay them
    (Intransitive | Australian English)
    » Example: I was late because he BAILED me UP on the phone and wouldn't shut up.
  2. Meaning: Rob someone at gunpoint
    (Intransitive | Australian English)
    » Example: He was BAILED UP by a couple of muggers as he came out of the bank.