verb (used with object), dammed, dam·ming.
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Example sentences from the Web for dam
If someone clicks on a search at 3 AM, Google will find the electricity to power that query from a battery, wind turbine, solar panel, hydroelectric dam, or some other carbon-free technology at that precise moment.Google made clean energy cool for corporations, and it’s about to do the same for batteries|Michael J. Coren|September 17, 2020|Quartz
Already, droughts regularly threaten food crops across the West, while destructive floods inundate towns and fields from the Dakotas to Maryland, collapsing dams in Michigan and raising the shorelines of the Great Lakes.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
McKay was drawn to this region because of an impending dam project, but rather than focus on conservation alone, he explores a person’s spiritual connection to a resource.
As dams form ponds, more liquid water can come in contact with ice in the ground.Busy beavers may be speeding thaw of Arctic permafrost|Kathiann Kowalski|August 31, 2020|Science News For Students
There is no doubt that the dam has become a source of serious tension among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.How to understand the Grand Renaissance Dam tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan|Ashok Swain|July 31, 2020|Quartz
A dam now in place on the Thai side of the line prevents the railway from being reconstructed in its entirety, he explains.
When the family was fine, or when a cruel employee at the dam was behind the flood, God was left out of the explanation.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For example, he added, many highly valuable Western hostages are held in an ISIS prison beneath a dam near Raqqa.
The Arizona senator described a provision inserted into the debt deal appropriating $2 billion for a Kentucky dam as "disgusting."
The ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk on Dam Square should be a model of stately splendor.Dutch Coronation Celebrations Clouded After Boston Marathon Bombing|Nadette De Visser|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And till us, afore ye go, how ye want this dam, and that's the way she'll be.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
The ridge made a sort of dam in the river; and above there was a long reach, smooth and sluggish.The Woman from Outside|Hulbert Footner
It gave vent to three deafening brays and so burst the dam of silence that had long pent it in.Kipps|H. G. Wells
He did not see any one moving about the dam either above or below.Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns|Halsey Davidson
He's the man you're figuring to borrow money from—to build your dam.Square Deal Sanderson|Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for dam (1 of 5)
verb dams, damming or dammed
Word Origin for dam
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British Dictionary definitions for dam (3 of 5)
interjection, adverb, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with dam
see water over the dam.