bank up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theybank up
he/she/itbanks up
present participlebanking up
past tensebanked up
past participlebanked up
  1. 1
    to make something into a pile

    Soil was banked up against the wall.

  2. 2
    to put a lot of coal onto a fire so that it will burn slowly and for a long time

    Before going to bed, she banked up the fire.

See also main entry: bank