bail out

1. To bail out somebody or something (or bail somebody or something out) is to help a person or business in difficulty (especially financial difficulties).
Examples of use:
a) The government used tax payers’ money to bail out the big banks.
b) News headline: Charity millions to bail out Scottish galleries and museums.
c) The airline was bailed out by its shareholders.

2. To bail out of something is to escape from a difficult situation, often leaving other people in a difficult situation by doing so.
Examples of use:
a) The printing firm have bailed out of their contract with us.
b) Marko said he would help us set up the new business, but he has bailed out.
In UK English, bail out is also spelt bale out.