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A barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level
“It was reasoned that the completed dam would undeniably supply electricity and therefore be of economic benefit in the broadest sense.”
A person's mother
An SI unit of length equal to 101 meters
A channel, gutter, or conduit for diverting or controlling the flow of water or other liquids
To block or obstruct an opening, thus preventing smooth passage or flow
“A plan was announced to dam the Whanganui River, an action that would submerge several cemeteries and sacred sites.”
To fill or stuff a space or opening with something in order to block it
“Severe drainage blocks occur further down the line, where food and other particles get stuck and dam up the pipe.”
To suppress or restrain the flow or progress of
“They are simply cloth bags that hold sand or soil so that a low wall can be built to dam the flow of water.”
To hamper or get in the way of
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