bale out

Definition of bale out


  1. 1 :  to jump out of an airplane with a parachute The pilot baled out just before the plane crashed.

  2. 2 :  to leave or escape a harmful or difficult situation Most investors have baled out of the business.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  great evil

    :  woe, sorrow

  1. :  a large bundle of goods

    :  a large closely pressed package of merchandise bound and usually wrapped

  1. :  to make up into a bale

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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