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dike (dyke)

parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an embankment built to prevent flooding; levee.
The seaside village was protected by a sturdy dike.A temporary dike was constructed with sandbags to prevent flooding during the storm.
definition 2: a ditch, or bank of earth dug from a ditch, as to channel irrigation.
definition 3: a raised path across a low or wet area; causeway.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dikes, dykes, diking, dyking, diked, dyked
definition 1: to furnish, enclose, or protect with a dike.
They diked the farmland to keep out floodwaters.
definition 2: to restrain with or as if with a dike.
The river is diked upstream of the town.
definition 3: to drain (a wet area) by using dikes.
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