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embank (Also embanks, embanked, embanking) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to embank

recess

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    deferral.
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; niche.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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enclose

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house
  • verb close in; darkness enclosed him"
    hold in; confine.

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railing

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    rail.
  • noun material for making rails or rails collectively

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rampart

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    wall; bulwark.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

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groyne

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    bulwark; jetty; breakwater; groin; mole; seawall.

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fraise

  • noun a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
  • noun sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes

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rail_in

  • verb enclose with rails
    rail.
    • rail in the old graves

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edge

  • noun the boundary of a surface
    border.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; bound.

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environment

  • noun the totality of surrounding conditions
    • he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    surroundings; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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surroundings

  • noun the environmental condition
    milieu.
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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setting

  • noun the context and environment in which something is set
    scene.
    • the perfect setting for a ghost story
  • noun the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    scope; background.
    • you can't do that in a university setting

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close_in

  • verb advance or converge on
    draw in.
    • The police were closing in on him
  • verb surround completely
    inclose; shut in; enclose.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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brick_over

  • verb wall up with brick
    brick up; brick in.

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dock

  • noun an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  • noun any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
    sorrel; sour grass.

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framing

  • noun formulation of the plans and important details
    • the framing of judicial decrees
  • noun a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror
    frame.
    • the frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention
    • the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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hedge

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedgerow.
  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedging.

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cage

  • noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
    coop.
  • noun something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

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hem_in

  • verb surround in a restrictive manner
    • The building was hemmed in by flowers
  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; circumvent; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna

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levee

  • noun a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)
  • noun a pier that provides a landing place on a river

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chamber

  • noun a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • noun an enclosed volume in the body
    • the chambers of his heart were healthy

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embankment

  • noun a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

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cloister

  • noun residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
    religious residence.
  • noun a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

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fence

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fencing.
  • noun a dealer in stolen property

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frame

  • noun the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  • noun a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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gird

  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border
  • verb put a girdle on or around
    girdle.
    • gird your loins

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paling

  • noun a fence made of upright pickets
    picket fence.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench; pale.

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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pen

  • noun a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • noun an enclosure for confining livestock

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hill

  • noun a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    • they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia
  • noun structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    mound.
    • they built small mounds to hide behind

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enwrap

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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box_up

  • verb enclose or confine as if in a box
    box in.

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shut

  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
  • verb become closed
    close.
    • The windows closed with a loud bang

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stockade

  • noun fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
  • noun a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
    concentration camp.

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envelop

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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wall_up

  • verb enclose with a wall
    wall in.

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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circumvallate

  • verb surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

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environs

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • noun an outer adjacent area of any place
    purlieu.

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fringe

  • noun the outside boundary or surface of something
    outer boundary; periphery.
  • noun a part of the city far removed from the center
    outskirt.
    • they built a factory on the outskirts of the city

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palisade

  • noun fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; fence; fence in.

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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great_wall

  • noun a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
    Chinese Wall; Great Wall of China.

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seawall

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; jetty; breakwater; groin; mole.

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wall_in

  • verb enclose with a wall
    wall up.

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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crenelation

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    crenellation; battlement.
  • noun the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
    crenellation.

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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breakwater

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; jetty; groin; mole; seawall.

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verge

  • noun a region marking a boundary
    threshold; brink.
  • noun the limit beyond which something happens or changes
    brink.
    • on the verge of tears
    • on the brink of bankruptcy

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wrap

  • noun cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    wrapper.
  • noun a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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great_wall_of_china

  • noun a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
    Great Wall; Chinese Wall.

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crenellation

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    battlement; crenelation.
  • noun the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
    crenelation.

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jetty

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; breakwater; groin; mole; seawall.

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battlement

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    crenellation; crenelation.

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hem

  • noun the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down
    • the hem of her dress was stained
    • let down the hem
    • he stitched weights into the curtain's hem
    • it seeped along the hem of his jacket
  • noun the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
    ahem.

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brick

  • noun rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
  • noun a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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inclose

  • verb surround completely
    shut in; enclose; close in.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence
  • verb introduce
    insert; put in; stick in; introduce; enclose.
    • Insert your ticket here

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shut_in

  • verb surround completely
    inclose; enclose; close in.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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backstop

  • noun (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
    catcher.
  • noun (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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brick_in

  • verb wall up with brick
    brick up; brick over.

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enfold

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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girdle

  • noun an encircling or ringlike structure
  • noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    cincture; waistband; sash; waistcloth.

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bounds

  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bound.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge; bound.

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crenel

  • noun one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
    scallop; crenation; crenelle; crenature.
  • noun a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
    crenelle.

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embank

  • verb enclose with banks, as for support or protection
    • The river was embanked with a dyke

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mound

  • noun (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    pitcher's mound; hill.
  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; hummock; hammock; knoll.

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groin

  • noun the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
    inguen.
  • noun a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults

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pound

  • noun 16 ounces avoirdupois
    lb.
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • noun the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    British pound sterling; pound sterling; quid; British pound.

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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sconce

  • noun a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
  • noun a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate

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cavern

  • noun any large dark enclosed space
    • his eyes were dark caverns
  • noun a large cave or a large chamber in a cave

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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border

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; borderline; boundary line; mete.
  • noun the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    perimeter; margin.

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mole

  • noun the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    mol; gram molecule.
  • noun a spy who works against enemy espionage
    counterspy.

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brick_up

  • verb wall up with brick
    brick in; brick over.

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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parts

  • noun the local environment
    • he hasn't been seen around these parts in years
  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; part; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton

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merlon

  • noun a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement

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chinese_wall

  • noun a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
    Great Wall; Great Wall of China.

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bailey

  • noun the outer courtyard of a castle
  • noun United States singer (1918-1990)
    Pearl Mae Bailey; Pearl Bailey.

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confine

  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends
  • verb restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
    circumscribe; limit.

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box_in

  • verb enclose or confine as if in a box
    box up.

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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fence_in

  • verb enclose with a fence
    fence.
    • we fenced in our yard
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; palisade; fence.

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antonine_wall

  • noun a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain

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bulwark

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    rampart; wall.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down
  • noun a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

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shore

  • noun the land along the edge of a body of water
  • noun a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
    shoring.

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hold_in

  • verb close in; darkness enclosed him"
    confine; enclose.
  • verb lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    control; moderate; curb; contain; hold; check.
    • moderate your alcohol intake
    • hold your tongue
    • hold your temper
    • control your anger

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environ

  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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fencing

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fence.
  • noun material for building fences
    fencing material.

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