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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To confine, support, or protect with an embankment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To inclose with a bank; furnish with an embankment; defend or strengthen by banks, mounds, or dikes; bank up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. enclose with banks, as for support or protection

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