earth up


verb

(tr, adverb) to cover (part of a plant, esp the stem) with soil in order to protect from frost, light, etc

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Example sentences from the Web for earth up

  • When they have attained the height of 1-1/2 ft, tie the leaves lightly to a stake and earth-up the stem.