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bank runnoun [C]

uk   us   (also run on the bank) BANKING, FINANCE
a ​period when many ​people take their ​money out of a ​bank because they are afraid the ​bank will ​lose it or go out of ​business: Last week, a California-based ​bank became the largest ​bank to ​fail in two decades after a ​bankrundepleted its ​deposits.
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