verb (used with object), dammed, dam·ming.
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Example sentences from the Web for dam
After decades of stasis on Ramsey numbers, the dam had finally broken.Disorder Persists in Larger Graphs, New Math Proof Finds|Kevin Hartnett|November 4, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Look for lakes, reservoirs, dams, rivers, and streams with good access.
It started when this eighth grader at Waiakea Intermediate School in Hilo first saw news of an experiment on how dams might collapse.Student scientists work to help all of us survive a warmer world|Bethany Brookshire|October 21, 2020|Science News For Students
This graph from a 2017 research paper shows river flow measured at different locations over time as various dams were built between its banks.Environment Report: Gómez and Jacobs on the Green New Deal, Climate Injustice and More|MacKenzie Elmer|October 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
After monitoring a controversial Wyoming water project and dam proposal, Fulton sets off on a journey to personally observe what is at stake for Little Snake River and its greater ecosystem.
Henry went to bed that night with a head full of plans for damming up the brook.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
The foe pressed closer, damming the last tiny stream of provisions that trickled into the doomed city.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
The water power furnished by damming the Rock River is unequaled.Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51|E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
By going a distance below, and damming up the stream, a sufficient depth of water was got to float the canoes.
Weve just finished damming off a little branch stream into a dandy pondpaved it and all.Winona of the Camp Fire|Margaret Widdemer
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.