1Construct a wall or bank of earth or stone in order to contain the course or flow of (a river): the government planned to dredge and embank stretches of the delta’s main river
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- Trench's solution to the now-threatening nature of the Thames was to embank the river, allowing the water to cover the mudbanks and to scour away the semi-liquid ‘sluggish Filth’ from the sewers.
- The river is straight and embanked, and most areas are shallow enough for Little Egrets to forage.
- This is another small river, embanked for all of its length, with a depth of up to 5 feet.
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