bank up

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bank up
transitive verb
[+earth, sand] amontonar; apilar
Soil removed from the hole should be banked up around the sides of the barrel to form a slope
[+fire] alimentar con mucha leña o carbón; (con mucha leña o carbón)
The fire had been banked up to a welcoming blaze
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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