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Saltos de línea: em¦bank
Pronunciación: /ɪmˈbaŋk
, ɛm-/

Definición de embank en inglés:


[with object]
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
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
1.1Construct a bank of earth or stone to carry (a road or railway) over low ground: (as adjective embanked) the embanked railway line
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  • Beyond these stones was an embanked avenue leading across the landscape to the northeast.

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