- 堤 [dī]
- （用土、石等筑成的防水建筑物） dyke;embankment:
sea wall 海堤
The water deepened after the dam was built.
When the river burst its banks the fields were inundated.
The river had burst its banks and flooded the valley.
The water rose until it was on a level with the river banks.
The van slipped (a few feet) down the embankment.
A dyke was built to retain the floods.
The village was swept away when the dam burst.