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Definition of bail up

bail up


  • to call someone to halt, particularly when the intention is to rob. Usually used in reference to Australian bushrangers. Possible origin: to place a cow in bails prior to milking.
    He tried to bail up a traveller en route to the diggings.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to halt.

    Last edited on May 06 2011. Submitted by Chippy from Australia on Mar 04 1998.

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Other terms relating to 'bail':

Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: to leave (a relationship) or abandon.
Definitions include: to get someone out of jail by posting bail.
Definitions include: to not appear as required as a condition of bail.
Definitions include: to not appear as required as a condition of bail.

Other terms relating to 'up':

Definitions include: a warning that one or more law enforcement officers are near.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: to misbehave.
Definitions include: acronym of "all fucked up."
Definitions include: well dressed, wearing makeup, etc.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: energetic due to consumption of a stimulant.
Definitions include: to increase.
Definitions include: to contribute one's share.
Definitions include: to mess up.
Definitions include: 1. To be highly intoxicated on drugs and/or alcohol
Definitions include: to make something like ass.
Definitions include: strange, stupid; "weird".
Definitions include: stupid.
Definitions include: strange / stupid.

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