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1‘the floor was covered by a thick deposit of ash’
accumulation, sediment, sublimate
layer, covering, coating, dusting, blanket
2‘they discovered a new copper deposit’
seam, vein, lode, layer, stratum, bed, accumulation
3‘they made the booking and paid a deposit’
down payment, part payment, advance payment, prepayment, instalment, security, retainer, pledge, stake
front money, money up front
1‘she deposited a pile of school books on the table’
put, put down, place, lay, lay down, set, set down, unload, rest, settle, sit
drop, let fall, throw down, fling down
informal dump, stick, park, plonk, pop, shove
British informal bung
North American informal plunk
2‘the silt was deposited by flood water’
leave behind, leave, set down, let settle, precipitate, dump
wash up, cast up
3‘the gold had been deposited at the Bank of England’
lodge, bank, house, store, stow, put away, hoard, lay in
entrust, consign, commit
informal stash, squirrel away, salt away, put aside for a rainy day
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