verb (used with object), dammed, dam·ming.
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Add in the Earth material that we use and abuse in other ways, in ploughing farmland, and letting sediment pile up behind dams, and humans have cumulatively used and discarded some 30 trillion tons of Earth’s various resources.Anthropocene: Human-Made Materials Now Weigh as Much as All Living Biomass, Say Scientists|Jan Zalasiewicz|December 24, 2020|Singularity Hub
Swaths of China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the US were transformed by huge water projects, dams, and irrigation systems.
The Appalachian Mountains often trap the dense, icy air layer, known as a cold air dam, while Atlantic winds usher in a milder air mass that glides up and over the top.
There, a stalled frontal boundary enabled milder air to slide up and over the cold air dam.
If you’re fishing a transitional area, like a dam or a water-control structure, simply park yourself on the edge and shoot fish as they pass.
A low fan-shaped strip of land, dammed out from the waters of the bay, the handle being towards the shore and truncated.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. II (of 2)|Alexander Michie
Invention has not been wanting; but the great resources of fancy have been dammed up, by a strict adherence to common life.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century|Samuel Johnson
Loon, Pleasant and Bixby's Lakes were all dammed and located upon for the water company.The Lake of the Sky|George Wharton James
They dammed up one creek, and before night had spread the water over a large tract and irrigated the parched ground.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
Besides, the stream had been dammed so that the valley was a lake.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
British Dictionary definitions for dam (1 of 5)
verb dams, damming or dammed
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interjection, adverb, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with dam
see water over the dam.