Once publishers of two solid media companies, the family is bailing on ‘The Washington Post.’
Supposedly that will keep those brilliant engineers from bailing out.
The Europeans are drawing a line at bailing out Russian oligarchs who park money in Cyprus.
It feels like things are reaching a tipping point where people are bailing out, though that is only my anecdotal experience.
What did the American taxpayer get for bailing out Citigroup?
It is well to have a large sponge aboard for bailing and for cleaning.
They passed the fisherman in the Hampton boat; he was bailing his craft.
A few minutes' bailing convinced him that the water was rapidly gaining.
David prepared the fish as directed, during the intervals of bailing.
After a time Bradish and the cook were enabled to rest from the work of bailing.
"bond money," late 15c., a sense that apparently developed from that of "temporary release from jail" (into the custody of another, who gives security), recorded from early 15c. That evolved from earlier meaning "captivity, custody" (early 14c.). From Old French baillier "to control, to guard, deliver" (12c.), from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden," from bajulus "porter," of unknown origin. In late 18c. criminal slang, to give leg bail meant "to run away."
"horizontal piece of wood in a cricket wicket," c.1742, originally "any cross bar" (1570s), probably identical with Middle French bail "horizontal piece of wood affixed on two stakes," and with English bail "palisade wall, outer wall of a castle" (see bailey).
"to dip water out of," 1610s, from baile (n.) "small wooden bucket" (mid-14c.), from nautical Old French baille "bucket, pail," from Medieval Latin *bajula (aquae), literally "porter of water," from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden" (see bail (n.1)). To bail out "leave suddenly" (intransitive) is recorded from 1930, originally of airplane pilots. Related: Bailed; bailing.
"to procure someone's release from prison" (by posting bail), 1580s, from bail (n.1); usually with out. Related: Bailed; bailing.