bale out

phrasal verb
baled out; baling out; bales out

Definition of bale out

British
1 : to jump out of an airplane with a parachute The pilot baled out just before the plane crashed.
2 : to leave or escape a harmful or difficult situation Most investors have baled out of the business.

Learn More About bale out

Dictionary Entries Near bale out

baleless

bale out

baler bag

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bale out

Cite this Entry

“Bale out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bale%20out. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!