embank

[ em-bangk ]
/ ɛmˈbæŋk /

verb (used with object)

to enclose or protect with an embankment.

Origin of embank

First recorded in 1640–50; em-1 + bank1

Related forms

un·em·banked, adjective
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embank

/ (ɪmˈbæŋk) /

verb

(tr) to protect, enclose, or confine (a waterway, road, etc) with an embankment
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