or bale out
1. transitive and intransitive verb empty water out of boat: to empty water out of a boat, using a bucket or similar container
bailing water out as the boat slowly sank
2. intransitive verb parachute from plane: to escape from a plane that is in danger of crashing by making a parachute jump
3. intransitive verb escape from difficult situation: to abandon hurriedly and unceremoniously a situation that is dangerous or difficult (informal)
When the company hit the skids, she was the first to bail out.
4. transitive verb help somebody out of trouble: to help somebody out of a difficult situation (informal)
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