[ em-bangk ]
/ ɛmˈbæŋk /
verb (used with object)
to enclose or protect with an embankment.
Related formsun·em·banked, adjective
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Examples from the Web for embank
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
If you were to embank Lincolnshire now,—more stoutly against the sea?
If you were to embank Lincolnshire more stoutly against the sea?The Crown of Wild Olive|John Ruskin
British Dictionary definitions for embank
/ (ɪmˈbæŋk) /
(tr) to protect, enclose, or confine (a waterway, road, etc) with an embankment
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