bail out

bail out (1)  {v.}
1. To secure release from prison until trial by leaving or promising money or property for a while.
When college students got into trouble with the police, the college president would always bail them out.
2.  {informal}
To free from trouble by giving or lending money.
He started a small business, which prospered after his father had to bail him out a couple of times.
Categories: informal money verb