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bail1 British & World English

The temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money is lodged to guarantee their appearance in court

bail2 British & World English

Either of the two crosspieces bridging the stumps, which the bowler and fielders try to dislodge with the ball to get the batsman out

bail3 British & World English

Scoop water out of (a ship or boat)

bail English Thesaurus

he has been released on bail

bail1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

temporary release of a person awaiting trial

bail2 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

crosspiece over the stumps

bail3 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

scoop water out of a boat

bails in bail2 British & World English

Either of the two crosspieces bridging the stumps, which the bowler and fielders try to dislodge with the ball to get the batsman out

bail up in bail2 British & World English

Confront (someone) with the intention of robbing them

go bail British & World English

Act as surety for an accused person

jump bail British & World English

Fail to appear for trial after being released on bail

post bail British & World English

Pay a sum of money as bail

bail out British & World English

Make an emergency parachute descent from an aircraft

bail on in bail3 British & World English

Let (someone) down

surrender to bail British & World English

Duly appear in court after release on bail

bail someone/thing out British & World English

Rescue someone or something from a difficulty

go bail in bail1 British & World English

Act as surety for an accused person

jump bail in bail1 British & World English

Fail to appear for trial after being released on bail

post bail in bail1 British & World English

Pay a sum of money as bail

bail out in bail3 British & World English

Make an emergency parachute descent from an aircraft

bailout British & World English

An act of giving financial assistance to a failing business or economy to save it from collapse

bail someone/thing out in bail3 British & World English

Rescue someone or something from a difficulty

go bail or stand bail in bail1 British & World English

Act as surety for an accused person

bail out in bail English Thesaurus

the state will not bail out loss-making industries

surrender to bail in surrender British & World English

Duly appear in court after release on bail


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