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bank on

Definition of bank on

  1. :  to feel confident or sure about (something) :  rely on <We're banking on fair weather for the trip.> <She may support us, but don't bank on it.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : :  a mound, pile, or ridge raised above the surrounding level: as

    :  a piled-up mass of cloud or fog

    :  an undersea elevation rising especially from the continental shelf

  1. :  to raise a bank about

    :  to cover (as a fire) with fresh fuel and adjust the draft of air so as to keep in an inactive state

    :  to build (a curve) with the roadbed or track inclined laterally upward from the inside edge

  1. :  an establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue of money, for the extension of credit, and for facilitating the transmission of funds

    :  the table, counter, or place of business of a money changer

    :  a person conducting a gambling house or game

  1. :  to manage a bank

    :  to deposit money or have an account in a bank

    :  to deposit or store in a bank

  1. : :  a group or series of objects arranged together in a row or a tier: as

    :  a set of elevators

    :  a row or tier of telephones


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