Definition of Silt up
1. Verb. Become chocked with silt. "The river silted up"
Generic synonyms: Back Up, Choke, Choke Off, Clog, Clog Up, Congest, Foul
Derivative terms: Silt
Definition of Silt up
1. Verb. (intransitive) To become filled or clogged with silt. ¹
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Literary usage of Silt up
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1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"... and are in their turn beginning to silt up. Along the whole north-eastern boundary flows the wide stream of the Padma, which is here the main channel of ..."
2. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... lie (1. be maataa fill (1. block) up with sand (1. with silt), silt (up). maa talo country-house, farm-house; (maa- tlla) farm. ..."
3. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... silt (up). maa'talo country-house, farm-house; (maa- tila) farm, ... choke (1. fill up 1. block up) with sin (1. with sand), silt (up); (alentaa) lower, ..."
4. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... silt (up). mai talo country-house, farm-house; (maa- tlla) farm, ... up 1. block up) with silt (1. with sand), silt (up); (alentaa) lower, bring down, ..."
5. The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving by Benjamin Franklin Thomas, David Alexander Watt (1913)
"... the channel has constantly maintained low-water depths of 4o feet and more, and no signs of any tendency for the bed to silt up have become apparent. ..."
6. The Indian Forester (1887)
"-And let there be no mistake about it, if we allow the rivers and their tributaries to silt up as they are now doing, our water supply and our agricultural ..."
7. The Port of London and the Thames Barrage: A Series of Expert Studies and by Thames Barrage Committee, London, London Thames Barrage Committee (1907)
"... silt up BELOW THE DAM ? It has been shown in detail, in the Section on Pollution and Silting (p. 33) that, so far as the upland waters are concerned, ..."
8. Irrigation Pocket Book: Or, Facts, Figures, and Formulae, for Irrigation by Robert Burton Buckley (1913)
"... this rate 400 years would be required to silt up the whole tank, or 100 years to silt up one quarter of the storage." REMOVAL OF SILT FROM RESERVOIRS. ..."