- to enclose or protect with an embankment.
Origin of embank
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Examples from the Web for embank
If you were to embank Lincolnshire more stoutly against the sea?The Crown of Wild Olive
If you were to embank Lincolnshire now,—more stoutly against the sea?
A few attempts had been made to deepen and embank the natural streams, but with slender success.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
- (tr) to protect, enclose, or confine (a waterway, road, etc) with an embankment
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