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British English: /baŋk/
American English: /bæŋk/

Translation of bank in French:


  • 1 (Finance, Games) the Bank of France/of England
    la Banque de France/d'Angleterre
    to break the bank it won't break the bank
    ça ne ruinera personne
    before n (credit, debt)
    (employee, staff)
    de banque
  • 2 (border) (of river, lake)
    (of canal)
    the banks of the Nile/of the Thames
    les bords (mpl) du Nil/de la Tamise
    to break its banks
    sortir de son lit
  • 8 (series) (of switches, oars, keys, floodlights)
    rangée (f)

transitive verb

  • 1 (Finance)
    déposer [quelque chose] à la banque
    (cheque, money)
  • 2 (border)
    (track, road)
    to be banked by
    être bordé par
  • 3 (Aviation)
    incliner [quelque chose] sur l'aile

intransitive verb

  • 1 (Finance)to bank with
    avoir un compte à la
    who do you bank with?
    où as-tu ton compte?


to be as safe as the Bank of England

être à toute épreuve

Phrasal verbs

bank on

bank on [somebody/something] don't bank on it!
n'y compte pas!
to bank on doing to bank on somebody to do
compter sur quelqu'un pour faire

bank up

1 bank up
(snow, earth, mud)
2 bank [something] up, bank up [something] 2.1 (pile up)
(snow, earth, mud)
2.2 (cover with fuel)
2.3 (make a slope by)
(road, racetrack)

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