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noun [countable] bank pronunciation in American English /bæŋk/
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  1. 1
    a financial institution that people or businesses can keep their money in or borrow money from

    Marge works at Bank of America.

    a New York investment bank

    1. a.
      an office of a bank

      I need to go to the bank this morning.

    2. b.
      [only before noun] belonging to or connected with a bank
  2. 2
    a raised area of land along the side of a river

    A man was fishing on the opposite bank.

    bank of:

    The fashion district lies on the east bank of the river.

    1. a.
      a long area of land with sloping sides

      I climbed a steep bank that overlooked the field.

    2. b.
      a long pile of earth, snow, or sand
      bank of:

      Great banks of snow and ice lined the roads.

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  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    you can take it to the bank there is no doubt about it

    If he makes a promise, you can take it to the bank.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 15/05/2015

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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