bail

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bail
  • noun
    The temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in court. (he has been released on bail)
    verb
    Release or secure the release of (a prisoner) on payment of bail. (his son called home to get bailed out of jail)
  • noun
    A bar on a typewriter or computer printer that holds the paper steady.
    A fastening that secures a crampon to the sole of a boot.
    A bar or pole separating horses in an open stable.
    An arched handle, such as on a bucket or a teapot. (drawers fitted with brass bail handles)
    Either of the two crosspieces bridging the stumps, which the bowler and fielders try to dislodge with the ball to get the batsman out.
  • verb
    Scoop water out of (a ship or boat) (the first priority is to bail out the boat with buckets)
    Abandon a commitment, obligation, or activity. (after 12 years of this, including Sunday Mass with the family, I bailed)

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