Synonyms of dam
barrierDictionary • They went ahead with plans to build a dam across the river.
barrier • The demonstrators broke through the heavy police barriers.
wall • I appealed for help but met the usual wall of silence.
barrage • a hydro-electric tidal barrage
obstruction • drivers parking near his house and causing an obstruction
hindrance • Higher rates have been a hindrance to economic recovery.
block upDictionary • The reservoir was formed by damming the River Blith.
block • When the shrimp farm is built it will block the stream.
choke • The village roads are choked with traffic.
barricade • The doors had been barricaded.
obstruct • Drivers who park illegally obstruct the flow of traffic.
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barrageA barrage is a structure that is built across a river to control the level of the water.
• a hydro-electric tidal barrage
barricadeIf you barricade something such as a road or an entrance, you place a barricade or barrier across it, usually to stop someone getting in.
• The doors had been barricaded.
barrierA barrier is something such as a fence or wall that is put in place to prevent people from moving easily from one area to another.
• The demonstrators broke through the heavy police barriers.
Thesaurus for dam from the Collins English Thesaurus
a barrier of concrete, earth, etc, built across a river to create a body of water for a hydroelectric power station, domestic water supply, etc