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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybank on
he/she/itbanks on
present participlebanking on
past tensebanked on
past participlebanked on
  1. 1
    bank on someone/something to depend on something happening or on someone doing something

    They’re banking on him to find a solution to the problem.

  2. 2
    don’t bank on it spoken used for telling someone that something will probably not happen

    “He said he’d come.” “Well, don’t bank on it – he’s still in bed.”

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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