embank


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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.
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embank

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

(ɛmˈbæŋk)

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

embank

vt rivereindämmen, eindeichen
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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.
Thus, it is proposed that SME firms that are supported by the use of availability of resources, network orientation in managing human resources, integration of communication structure and corporate openness can embank on the desired growth track.
We see this as an effort to embank in lines of humans, ridges of ancestors, forces of pumping and tunneling.
therefore, political theory should focus on how institutions can embank and direct the currents of their self-interest and irrationality.
The embank height is 72.00 m with an edge elevation of 360.00 m.
Work to widen the road, build tunnels close to glaciers, and embank areas prone to landslides is in progress from Kaghan valley (Mansehra) to Chelas (Gilgit- Baltistan) at a cost of Rs7.8 billion.
The muddy Parana River that creates and extends the delta also tends to embank the navigational ways of the Rm de la Plata, making navigation difficult and even dangerous and causing boats to get stranded.
Argent, Castle, makers and the holder of nine wagons and the river's newest embank dredge.
As early as the eighteen-twenties John Soane, Robert Smirke, John Nash, and other leading architects proposed to embank the river with a unified, classical facade of cream-colored stone.