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jump bailand skip bail
Fig. to fail to appear in court for trial and forfeit one's bail bond. Not only was Bob arrested for theft, he skipped bail and left town. He's in a lot of trouble. The judge issued a warrant for the arrest of the man who jumped bail.
jump bailalso skip bail
to fail to appear in court after giving money to obtain your release before trial McPhee jumped bail and was never heard from again.
tv. to fail to show up in court and forfeit bail. Lefty jumped bail, and now he’s a fugitive.
To fail to appear in court after having been released on bail.