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em·bank

 (ĕm-băngk′)
tr.v. em·banked, em·bank·ing, em·banks
To confine, support, or protect with an embankment.

embank

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

em•bank

(ɛmˈbæŋk)

v.t. -banked, -bank•ing.
to enclose or protect with an embankment.
[1640–50]

embank


Past participle: embanked
Gerund: embanking

Imperative
embank
embank
Present
I embank
you embank
he/she/it embanks
we embank
you embank
they embank
Preterite
I embanked
you embanked
he/she/it embanked
we embanked
you embanked
they embanked
Present Continuous
I am embanking
you are embanking
he/she/it is embanking
we are embanking
you are embanking
they are embanking
Present Perfect
I have embanked
you have embanked
he/she/it has embanked
we have embanked
you have embanked
they have embanked
Past Continuous
I was embanking
you were embanking
he/she/it was embanking
we were embanking
you were embanking
they were embanking
Past Perfect
I had embanked
you had embanked
he/she/it had embanked
we had embanked
you had embanked
they had embanked
Future
I will embank
you will embank
he/she/it will embank
we will embank
you will embank
they will embank
Future Perfect
I will have embanked
you will have embanked
he/she/it will have embanked
we will have embanked
you will have embanked
they will have embanked
Future Continuous
I will be embanking
you will be embanking
he/she/it will be embanking
we will be embanking
you will be embanking
they will be embanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embanking
you have been embanking
he/she/it has been embanking
we have been embanking
you have been embanking
they have been embanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embanking
you will have been embanking
he/she/it will have been embanking
we will have been embanking
you will have been embanking
they will have been embanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embanking
you had been embanking
he/she/it had been embanking
we had been embanking
you had been embanking
they had been embanking
Conditional
I would embank
you would embank
he/she/it would embank
we would embank
you would embank
they would embank
Past Conditional
I would have embanked
you would have embanked
he/she/it would have embanked
we would have embanked
you would have embanked
they would have embanked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embank - enclose with banks, as for support or protection; "The river was embanked with a dyke"
hold in, enclose, confine - close in; darkness enclosed him"
Translations

embank

vt rivereindämmen, eindeichen
References in classic literature ?
He went to one of the great windows, and looked out at the stiffly embanked river and the formal gardens which lay beyond it.
Fisher had continued his stroll toward the higher embanked ground of the towing path, and he now swept a long and searching gaze, not toward the island, but toward the distant wooded heights that were the walls of the valley.
After walking a mile or two farther, they found that the shore was beginning to be formally embanked, so as to form something like a parade; the ugly lamp-posts became less few and far between and more ornamental, though quite equally ugly.
Daisy was strolling along the top of one of those great mounds of ruin that are embanked with mossy marble and paved with monumental inscriptions.
City authorities and, before them, manors and towns and villages, organised themselves to make sure their watercourses were cleansed, deepened and sometimes embanked to hold whatever water they had to carry away.
Flood risk of natural and embanked landscapes on the Ganges-Brahmaputra tidal delta plain.
2 D36 kasur a wild tree D37 katil dates packed in a lump D38 kattl beckoning D39 kazab big date bag made of dwarf- palm leaves D40 katum head; point; bank; top D41 kao debt, loan, indebtedness D42 kawar- to poison D43 kawel lower end of embanked field where water collects D44 kil broadcast D45 kisankur the wild shrub, Peganum harmada D46 kitt- to groan D47 kit untanned sheepskin bag D48 kindaw hill track; end of intestine, tripe D49 kok (2) inner corner of the eye D50 kond- to prick, pierce, stab D51 kor (2) species of acacia tree D52 kos puckered; pucker; rancor D52B kul in small spring DEDR 2569 [section] PEI cakkul 8.
The tone changes drastically as the embanked soldiers come under heavy fire.
Max was also provided with two clusters of embanked roadside vehicle shelters, respectively located in the central part of the forest on either side of the main north-south road (12 features) and in the extreme south-west margin of the forest flanking a minor road extending north from Le Menil-Brout (19 features) (Figure 8).
Caption: Embanked Schutztruppe gunners commanding a view over the flat expanse west of Aus.
But Baghlan Water Management Director Naeem Nawabi said they had embanked 800 meters of the riversides to keep nearby houses from being flooded.