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dam1

dam1

 
pronunciation:
daem
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a barrier built usu. across a waterway to restrict flow and raise the water level.
Construction of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River began in 1931.
 
synonyms:
barrage
similar words:
barrier, dike, levee, milldam, obstruction, wall, weir
definition 2: a barrier or obstruction resembling a dam.
The large beaver dam blocked the stream.The kids are having fun building a dam across the creek with stones.
similar words:
barrage, barrier, dike, levee, obstruction, wall, weir
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dammed, damming, dams
definition 1: to construct a dam on, in, or across; obstruct with a dam.
The river was dammed in 1948.
similar words:
block, dike, levee, obstruct, stem, stop
definition 2: to obstruct as if with a dam.
The government dammed the flow of information.
synonyms:
block, stem
similar words:
impede, obstruct, stop
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