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verb     bank pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebanking
past tensebanked
past participlebanked
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to have a bank account with a particular bank
    bank with/at:

    Who do you bank with?

    We bank at their head offices.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to pay money into a bank account
    2. b.
      [transitive] mainly journalism to earn a particular amount of money

      She has already banked £5,000 in prize money.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if a plane banks, it turns quickly in the air, with one wing higher than the other

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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