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[n] a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"
[n] a building in which commercial banking is transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
[n] a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"
[n] a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"
[n] an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"
[n] a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
[n] sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water); "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"; "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"
[n] a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
[n] the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
[n] a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
[v] have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
[v] cover with ashes, of fires, to control the rate of burning
[v] enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
[v] tip laterally; of boats and aircraft
[v] put into a bank account
[v] be in the banking business
[v] act as the banker in a game or in gambling
[v] do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"

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