embank

verb
em·​bank | \ im-ˈbaŋk How to pronounce embank (audio) \
embanked; embanking; embanks

Definition of embank

transitive verb

: to enclose or confine by an embankment

First Known Use of embank

1576, in the meaning defined above

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“Embank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embank. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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