bale out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

bale play
  1. : great evil

  2. : woe, sorrow

  1. : a large bundle of goods

  1. : to make up into a bale

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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