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English definition of “bank”


verb [I or T]     /bæŋk/
BANKING to keep your money in a particular bank, or to put money into a bank: bank with sb I've banked with Lloyd's for many years . She banked most of the prize money she had received .
to earn or win a particular amount of money : The former governor banked more than $135,000 in speaking fees .
(Definition of bank verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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