betrunk

transitive verb

be·​trunk
bi-ˈtrəŋk,
bē-
-ed/-ing/-s
: to remove the lower part of the course of (a stream) especially by submergence of a valley or by recession of the land along a shore compare behead

Word History

Etymology

be- + trunk (to truncate)

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“Betrunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betrunk. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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