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  1. bank

    • IPA[baNGk]


    • n.
      the land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake;a slope, mass, or mound of a particular substance
    • v.
      heap (a substance) into a mass or mound;rise or form into a mass or mound
    • verb: bank, 3rd person present: banks, gerund or present participle: banking, past tense: banked, past participle: banked

    • noun: bank, plural noun: banks

    • 釋義



    • 1. heap (a substance) into a mass or mound the rain banked the soil up behind the gate snow was banked in humps at the roadside 同義詞 pile (up), heap (up), stack (up), make a pile of, make a heap of, ... 更多
    • rise or form into a mass or mound purple clouds banked up over the hills
    • heap (a fire) with tightly packed fuel so that it burns slowly she could have made a fire and banked it with dirt 同義詞 damp (down), smother, stifle
    • edge or surround with a ridge or row of something steps banked with pots of chrysanthemums
    • 2. (of an aircraft or vehicle) tilt or cause to tilt sideways in making a turn the plane banked as if to return to the airport I banked the aircraft steeply and turned 同義詞 tilt, lean, tip, slant, incline, ... 更多
    • build (a road, railroad, or sports track) higher at the outer edge of a bend to facilitate fast cornering the track was banked to allow a train to take curves faster while maintaining passenger comfort a banked racetrack
    • 3. British (of a locomotive) provide additional power for (a train) in ascending an incline he has built a four-cylinder locomotive for banking trains up the Lickey incline
    • 4. North American (in pool and other games) play (a ball) so that it rebounds off a surface such as a backboard or cushion I banked the eight ball off two cushions