Definition of 'dam'
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The reaction to the video was like a dam bursting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The try was the moment when the Australian dam burst. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Before long the five-man dam burst. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The dam breached, more flowed. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Huge dams are cutting a swathe across the tropical landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Others made lucky escapes by diving into dams and local reservoirs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The dam burst just before the hour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The dam wall will not collapse overnight. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They plan to blow up a hydroelectric dam that has caused untold environmental damage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They build dams on streams less than ten metres wide that block the streams. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may well be that a dam has burst. The Sun (2014)It burst a dam in my soul. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We used to build dams across a stream at the bottom of the garden and go on little expeditions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We should be building tidal barriers and dams and reservoirs to control the flow of rivers through downstream urban areas. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is on the dam's lake that he has done most of his training. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why might Britain need so many new dams? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The downside is that reservoirs and dams are big, intrusive and expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Mountain peaks are brown instead of white, lakes are drying up and hydroelectric dams sit idle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sadly, much of it will soon be flooded when a new dam is completed. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Millions stopped farming; millions more were made to labour on reservoirs and dams. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It would just happen, as bad things happen to animals that live where humans build hydroelectric dams. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In a surreal moment we took the opportunity for a dip in the lake at the dam, again a spot of outstanding beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is the moment for Westwood and Co finally to breach the dam. The Sun (2011)Comment -'If you build a big dam across a river you can use it as a road transport link as well. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This time, the ice age is ending and the animals realise a huge glacial dam is about to flood their valley, making them all extinct. The Sun (2006)I doubt there is a 12-year-old in this country who hasn't thought of building a huge dam or a lost civilisation in a pit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'dam'
British English: dam /dæm/ NOUN
A dam is a wall built across a river to stop the flow of the water and make a lake.
Before the dam was built, the river used to flood.
- American English: dam
- Arabic: سَدّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: represa
- Chinese: 水坝
- Croatian: brana
- Czech: přehrada
- Danish: dæmning
- Dutch: dam stuwdam
- European Spanish: dique
- Finnish: pato
- French: barrage
- German: Damm
- Greek: φράγμα
- Italian: diga
- Japanese: ダム
- Korean: 댐
- Norwegian: demning
- Polish: tama
- European Portuguese: represa
- Romanian: baraj
- Russian: плотина
- Spanish: embalse
- Swedish: damm fördämning
- Thai: เขื่อน
- Turkish: baraj
- Ukrainian: гребля
- Vietnamese: đập ngăn nước
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