Know Your Next Word : bank

5. bank :

verb & noun :

1. a long pile or heap : mass

2. a broad elevation of the sea floor around which the water is relatively shallow but not a hazard to surface navigation border with or like a bank : to embank

4. (of a road or railroad track) to slope upward from the inner edge to the outer edge at a curve

5. to keep money in or have an account with a bank

usage :

  • Do you bank at the Village Savings Bank?

  • You can bank on him to hand you a reasonable bill for his services.

  • The turns on the racetrack were steeply banked.

  • a bank of clouds

  • a bank of earth

  • banking the river with sandbags at flood stage

  • to bank up the snow

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