transitive verbem·banked, em·bank·ing, em·banks
To confine, support, or protect with an embankment.
(third-person singular simple present embanks, present participle embanking, simple past and past participle embanked)
en- + bank
- This latter portion of the river's course is tortuous, but in spite of this, and although the depth varies from only 7 to 20 ft., and in places at low water does not exceed 4 ft., it is nevertheless navigated by vessels up to 180 tons burden and proposals have been made to embank and dredge it so as to increase this depth to 8 ft.