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make bail

Put up security as an assurance that someone released from prison will appear for trial, as in He didn't think he could make bail for his brother. The use of bail for "security" was first recorded in 1495.
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make bail

To secure enough money or property to pay the amount of one's bail.
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Even for stalking suspects who do make bail, the new requirement will make it more difficult to raise bail, thus giving stalking victims more time to relocate, she added.