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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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embankmentem‧bank‧ment /ɪmˈbæŋkmənt/ noun [countable]  TBCa wide wall of earth or stones built to stop water from flooding an area, or to support a road or railway
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embankmentCheek said one driver had lost control of his car and spun out, rolling down an embankment, but was unhurt.He reassured the trapped deputies and climbed up the briar-covered embankment to get help.The grassed oval arena, with its high embankment against a background of slender trees, should be visited.The kilometre long cutting emerges on to a longer embankment with extensive views over the Tame valley and back towards West Bromwich.On a barbed-wire fence dividing the railway embankment from the meadow a lamb was caught.Hawthorn and oak had colonised the same embankment.He went back down the embankment with him, telling Catherine to stay where she was and help with photographing the track.We paddled under a single track embankment linking North Uist with Benbecula, exchanging waves with the friendly local driving overhead.
Embankment, thethe EmbankmentEmbankment, the (also the Thames Embankment)  a road along the north bank of the River Thames in London
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