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1 bank /ˈbæŋk/ noun
plural banks
1 bank
/ˈbæŋk/
noun
plural banks
Learner's definition of BANK
[count]
: a business where people keep their money, borrow money, etc., or the building where such a business operates
often used before another noun
see also savings bank
: a small closed container in which money is saved
see also piggy bank
: a place where a particular thing is stored until it is needed see also blood bank, sperm bank

break the bank

: to be very expensive or too expensive : to cost a lot of money usually used in negative statements

laugh all the way to the bank

see 1laugh
compare 3bank, 5bank
2 bank /ˈbæŋk/ verb
banks; banked; banking
2 bank
/ˈbæŋk/
verb
banks; banked; banking
Learner's definition of BANK
[no object] : to have money in a bank : to use the services of a bank
[+ object] : to put (something, such as money) in a bank

bank on

[phrasal verb]
bank on (something)
: to feel confident or sure about (something)
compare 4bank
3 bank /ˈbæŋk/ noun
plural banks
3 bank
/ˈbæŋk/
noun
plural banks
Learner's definition of BANK
[count]
: the higher ground that is along the edge of a river, stream, etc.
: a steep slope : the side of a hill
see also sandbank
: a small hill that is built next to a road along a curve in order to make driving on that section of road safer
: a thick mass of clouds or fog
see also snowbank
compare 1bank, 5bank
4 bank /ˈbæŋk/ verb
banks; banked; banking
4 bank
/ˈbæŋk/
verb
banks; banked; banking
Learner's definition of BANK
: to cause (something, such as an airplane) to tilt or lean to one side when turning
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] US : to cause (something, such as a ball) to bounce off a surface
[+ object] : to form (something) into a pile often + up
[+ object] : to cover (a fire) with fresh fuel in order to make it continue to burn often + up
compare 2bank
5 bank /ˈbæŋk/ noun
plural banks
5 bank
/ˈbæŋk/
noun
plural banks
Learner's definition of BANK
[count]
: a group or series of objects that are arranged close together in a row usually + of
compare 1bank, 3bank
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