There are 2 main translations of bank in Spanish:

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bank 1

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

noun

  • 2 2.1 (mass) See examples: bank of earth/snow
    montículo (masculine) de tierra/nieve
    bank of clouds
    masa (feminine) de nubes
    2.2 (on bed of sea, river)
    Example sentences
    • These figures for the most part do not include freshwater wetlands along the shores of lakes, banks of rivers, in estuaries and along the marine coasts.
    • Lighting effects have been put up in trees and rafts lie alongside the banks of the lake suggesting that fireworks could be launched from the water's surface.
    • Ahead of me a row of pollarded willows lines the bank of the stream, beyond which the ground slopes gently upwards towards leafless woodland, appearing sombre grey.
    Example sentences
    • It is a great sight, with ant-like streams pouring across long pontoons over the river's shallow sandy banks to innumerable craft moored midstream.
    • This is definitely so for small juvenile fish, but the bigger adults prefer a mix of clean and broken ground, often seeking out gravel banks and sandbanks adjacent to much rougher ground.
    • At the mouth the shallow banks of the creek slanted sharply down around a large, flat boulder protruding from the lake, creating a miniature canyon of mud.
  • 3 (of typewriter keys)
    (of dials, instruments)
    Example sentences
    • Check for sources of electromagnetic interference such as banks of modems on web servers.
    • It consisted of a bank of electronic tone generators and an associated array of processing devices that regulated the nature of the sounds.
    • In that grey box you see by the railroad crossing lights there is a bank of batteries.
  • 4 4.1 (row of oars)
    hilera (feminine) de remos
    4.2 (rower's bench)
    Example sentences
    • The starboard banks of oars dipped hard into the water, and the trading ship swung abruptly to the left and slowly glided to the dock.
    • The standard galley or galere ordinaire, had twenty-six banks of oars per side, with five men at each oar.
    • If there were 100 oars per bank, that would have required 15000 oarsmen.

transitive verb

  • 1 (grade)
    (bend/racetrack)
    Example sentences
    • Since the tracks are banked, the advantage usually goes to the driver on the inside - the outside car is more vulnerable.
    • It really all depends on what you're wanting to do and how banked the track is.
    • It cost £3.5m to build and adjoins the Sportcity indoor facility which boasts a four-lane, banked 200m track.
  • 2 (fire) bank up 1
    Example sentences
    • Back in my room, I banked up the fire until I had a roaring blaze going.
    • They'd stoked and banked the fire for the night, drawn the purple drapes, and put a hot bedpan in between her sheets to warm it ready for her.
    • Greg, who was the only one who knew how to do it properly, had been banking the fire every night so they would have embers to start the morning's fire with.
  • 3 (deflect)
    (American English)
    hacer rebotar

intransitive verb

  • (Aviation)
    ladearse

Phrasal verbs

bank up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(earth/sand)
to bank up the fire
agregarle carbón ( or leña etc) al fuego
(para que arda lentamente)
2verb + adverb
(sand/snow)
amontonarse
(clouds)
acumularse

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bank 2
American English: /bæŋk/
British English: /baŋk/

noun

Bank of England
  • 1 (Finance) the nationalization of the banks
    la nacionalización de los bancos or de la banca
    to laugh o [ironic] cry all the way to the bank
    morirse de risa [colloquial]
    when they tell me I write trash, I cry all the way to the bank
    cuando me dicen que escribo basura, me río pensando en mis regalías
    bank deposits
    depósitos (masculine plural) bancarios
    bank raid
    atraco (masculine) a un banco
  • 2 (in gambling) See examples:the bank
    la banca
    to break the bank you can eat there without breaking the bank
    allí se puede comer sin arruinarse or sin gastar un dineral
    Example sentences
    • That begs the question as to whether our money would be safer under the mattress or in a bank deposit account than invested in shares, unit trusts or pension schemes.
    • We've regularly - almost religiously - deposited money into our bank savings account.
    • My current bank deposit account interest rate has just been cut again.
  • 3 (store, supply) blood/sperm bank
    banco de sangre/semen
    Example sentences
    • There is a bank of volunteer drivers available although many groups prefer to use their own.
    • The organization now has an image bank of stock images that clients can view and contact the photographers.
    • That is a good idea, and Work and Income is ensuring that its job bank is available across the country and provides a wider range of information.
    Example sentences
    • Christmas cards should not be put in recycling boxes or paper banks.
    • People can dispose of it in a paper bank or household recycling centres.
    • To find out more, or for details of your nearest bottle or paper banks, contact the city council's special recycling helpline on 01904 636000.

intransitive verb

  • (Finance)I bank with the National
    tengo la cuenta en el National
    where do they bank?, who do they bank with?
    ¿dónde tienen la cuenta?
    to shop and bank from home
    comprar y hacer operaciones bancarias desde la casa

transitive verb

  • (Finance)
    (money/check)
    depositar or (especially Spain) ingresar (en el banco)
    Example sentences
    • You filled in various documents of a minor nature, banked money and signed cheques.
    • The only problem is, normal economic dealings use high-powered supercomputers and economic analysts to make sure that the money is banked correctly.
    • Rather we mean those who spend the morning banking their dividend cheques and the afternoon at the gym, on the tennis court or at the club.
    Example sentences
    • A candidate who can bank those sums is not only a threat to win, but a threat to disrupt the rules by which campaigns are run, paid for, and won.
    • They moved to Nevada, built a beautiful new dream home, which they paid off completely, and still banked a hefty sum after taxes.
    • Nigel thankfully revealed a year later that had he cooled his affair with Baltimore and had banked some ‘significant gains’.

Phrasal verbs

bank on

verb + preposition + object
(victory/help/support)
the decision may go our way, but I wouldn't bank on it
puede que decidan a nuestro favor, pero yo no me confiaría demasiado
he was banking on her to get him out of the mess
contaba con or confiaba en que ella lo sacaría del apuro
we were banking on them accepting our offer
contábamos con or confiábamos en que aceptarían nuestra oferta

Cultural Note: Bank of England

El Banco de Inglaterra es el banco central del Reino Unido. Asesora al gobierno en asuntos financieros y actúa como banquero del gobierno y otros bancos.

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