embank

[em-bangk]
verb (used with object)
to enclose or protect with an embankment.

Origin:
1640–50; em-1 + bank1

unembanked, adjective
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embank (ɪmˈbæŋk)
 
vb
(tr) to protect, enclose, or confine (a waterway, road, etc) with an embankment

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Example sentences
Excavate and embank road, road intersections and road entrances to a smooth and uniform surface.
The water gradually ate into the embank ment until there was nothing left but a frail bulwark: of wood.
Poplar street was never opened and never could be opened owing- to this embank ment.
The place where the accident oc curred is the base of a steep incline alongside of which runs a high embank ment.
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