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bail1

bail1

pronunciation:
beIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: money left with a court to make sure that a person who is set free after arrest will return for trial.
The judge set bail at three hundred dollars.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bailed, bailing, bails
definition 1: to pay for the release of (often followed by "out").
There was no one around to bail him out of jail, so he had to spend the night there.
definition 2: (informal) to help out of a difficult situation (often followed by "out").
I bailed him out by offering to tutor him in history.
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