skip bail
phrasal to jump bail

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • skip bail — See: JUMP BAIL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • skip bail — See: JUMP BAIL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • skip\ bail — • jump bail • skip bail v. phr. informal To run away and fail to come to trial, and so to give up a certain amount of money already given to a court of law to hold with the promise that you would come. The robber paid $2000 bail so he wouldn t be …   Словарь американских идиом

  • skip bail — phrasal : to jump bail * * * jump/skip/bail informal phrase to fail to return to court for your trial Thesaurus: to commit a specific crimehyponym general words for crimes …   Useful english dictionary

  • skip bail — run away and not come to trial and therefore give up any money that you may have already paid the court The man didn t want to go to jail so he skipped bail and went to another city …   Idioms and examples

  • skip bail — escape while released on bond …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bail — I n. 1) to grant, set bail 2) to post, put up, stand bail for; (colloq.) to go bail for 3) to make, raise bail 4) to deny smb. bail 5) to forfeit, jump, skip bail 6) on bail (to release smb. on bail; to be set free on a thousand dollars bail) II… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bail — I n 1.Low. surety, bond, bail bond, warranty, security, collateral, guarantee, deposit; pledge, plight, sponsorship. 2. bailor, bondsman, sponsor, backer, backup, custodian. 3. go or stand bail for bail out, bond, get [s.o.] out on bail, put up… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bail — bail1 [beıl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: keeping someone as a prisoner , from baillier to deliver, keep as a prisoner , from Medieval Latin bajulare to control , from Latin bajulus someone who carries loads ] 1.) [U] money left with …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bail — bail1 [ beıl ] noun uncount * money that is given to a court when someone is allowed to stay out of prison until their trial. If they do not return for the trial, the court keeps the money: She posted bail of $10,000 (=paid this amount as bail)… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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