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bail         

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1]  
  (Law)  
      n  
1    a sum of money by which a person is bound to take responsibility for the appearance in court of another person or himself, forfeited if the person fails to appear  
2    the person or persons so binding themselves; surety  
3    the system permitting release of a person from custody where such security has been taken  
he was released on bail     
4    jump bail or (formal) forfeit bail   to fail to appear in court to answer to a charge  
5    stand or go bail   to act as surety (for someone)  
      vb   tr  
6    often foll by: out   to release or obtain the release of (a person) from custody, security having been made,   (See also)        bail out  
     (C14: from Old French: custody, from baillier to hand over, from Latin baiulare to carry burdens, from baiulus carrier, of obscure origin)  
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bail          [2]   , bale  
      vb   often foll by: out   to remove (water) from (a boat)  
     (C13: from Old French baille bucket, from Latin baiulus carrier)  
  bailer, baler      n  

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bail          [3]  
      n  
1      (Cricket)   either of two small wooden bars placed across the tops of the stumps to form the wicket  
2      (Agriculture)  
a    a partition between stalls in a stable or barn, for horses  
b    a portable dairy house built on wheels or skids  
3      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a framework in a cowshed used to secure the head of a cow during milking  
      vb  
4       See       bail up  
     (C18: from Old French baile stake, fortification, probably from Latin baculum stick)  

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bail          [4]   , bale  
      n  
1    the semicircular handle of a kettle, bucket, etc  
2    a semicircular support for a canopy  
3    a movable bar on a typewriter that holds the paper against the platen  
     (C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse beygja to bend)  

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bail         

[

1]  

      n   bond, guarantee, guaranty, pledge, security, surety, warranty  

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bail          [2]   , bale  
      vb   dip, drain off, ladle, scoop  

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bail out, bail up, bail bond, cow bail

! bail vi.
leave abruptly; cancel suddenly
[Slang] Unfortunately, my friends bailed on me tonight. If you keep talking about that, I'm gonna bail.

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