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bail3

 
pronunciation:
beIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
bail out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bails, bailing, bailed
definition 1: to remove (water) from a boat by scooping and emptying with a container.
We'll have to bail the rainwater out of the boat before we can set off.
definition 2: to clear (a boat) of water by scooping with a container (usu. fol. by "out").
They managed to bail out the boat and get back to land.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to remove water from a boat by scooping.
You'll have to bail faster than that!
phrase: bail out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a bucket or other container used for bailing.
derivation: bailer (n.)
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Are you looking for the word bale (a bundle)? Bail and bale sound alike but have different meanings.
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