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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 ?
When I looked again, the busy handling-machine had already put together several of the pieces of apparatus it had taken out of the cylinder into a shape having an un- mistakable likeness to its own; and down on the left a busy little digging mechanism had come into view, emitting jets of green vapour and working its way round the pit, excavating and embanking in a methodical and discriminating manner.
Cumbrian people have always known that their rivers would be subject to such sudden and often violent inundations and prepared for them by deepening and embanking their channels.