The term “bail out” has many meanings.
- To remove (water) from a boat by repeatedly filling a container and emptying it over the side.In other words, if your boat is sinking, you better bail it out!
- To make an emergency parachute jump from an aircraft, as in: “Holy Sh..!”
- To help (a person, organization, etc.) out of a predicament, as in . . . “Did they use our tax money to bail out rich bankers again?”
Last, but certainly not least . . .
- Security, bail is usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person’s appearance for trial. As in . . . Bail out of jail:“Help! Mom, Dad I just got taken in for drunk driving, can you bail me out now?!”