bail vs bale :

bail or bale

You bail the boat and bale the hay.In the expression “bail out,” meaning to abandon a position or situation, it is nonstandard in America to use “bale,” though that spelling is widely accepted in the UK. The metaphor in the US is to compare oneself when jumping out of a plane to a bucket of water being tossed out of a boat, though that is probably not the origin of the phrase.

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Definitions

  • n  (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    the judge set bail at $10,000
  • n  the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial)
    he is out on bail
  • v  release after a security has been paid
  • v  deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period
  • v  secure the release of (someone) by providing security
  • v  empty (a vessel) by bailing
  • v  remove (water) from a vessel with a container

  • n  a large bundle bound for storage or transport
  • n  a city in northwestern Switzerland
  • v  make into a bale
    bale hay
News & Articles


  • Gareth Bale Transfer Rumours: Latest Buzz Surrounding Tottenham Star
    In a summer that has seen Brazilian star Neymar on the move and rumors of Wayne Rooney , Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain potentially changing kits, Tottenham's Gareth Bale remains one of the top commodities for some elite teams throughout Europe.  It's easy to see why he's piqued the interest of some top clubs. He's coming off of a breakout season in which he scored 26 goals in 44 ...
    June 15, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Modric: Bale perfect for Real
    Luka Modric believes Gareth Bale would 'fit perfectly' at Real Madrid were he to follow him from Tottenham Hotspur to Spain. Modric left White Hart Lane for Santiago Bernabeu last summer, with the Croatian playmaker pushing for a switch as deadline day loomed.
    June 14, 2013 - Soccer365
  • Bale filled with $2.5 million of cocaine found in Gulf (VIDEO)
    Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 17:38 PM. A large bale filled with 25 kilograms of cocaine was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico south of the Destin East Pass by five local fishermen today, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
    June 12, 2013 - The Destin Log