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Out on bail

Released from custody on the basis of bail being posted, as in The lawyer promised to get him out on bail. This expression alludes to a payment made to the court as surety that the accused will appear for trial.


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    [out-peys] /ˌaʊtˈpeɪs/ verb (used with object), outpaced, outpacing. 1. to surpass or exceed, as in speed, development, or performance: a company that has consistently outpaced the competition in sales. /aʊtˈpeɪs/ verb (transitive) 1. to run or move faster than (someone or something else)

  • Out-performed

    [out-per-fawrm] /ˌaʊt pərˈfɔrm/ verb (used with object) 1. to surpass in excellence of performance; do better than: a new engine that outperforms the competition; a stock that outperformed all others. /ˌaʊtpəˈfɔːm/ verb (transitive) 1. to perform better than (someone or something) v. 1960, from out (adv.) + perform. Related: Outperformed; outperforming.

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    [out-pleys] /ˌaʊtˈpleɪs/ verb (used with object), outplaced, outplacing. 1. to provide outplacement for. 2. to displace; supplant: Suburban shopping malls outplaced urban department stores in many cities.

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