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verb as in hold back; block

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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.

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.

She was like a dammed-up stream that suddenly finds an outlet.

Failing that a dammed-up pond may form the only supply of water.

It is as if all this had been dammed up in his heart for long, and to say a single word was to say everything.

The very minor circumstance of their landlady being in the room dammed a flood.

Fortunately the river was partly dammed, in order to accumulate water for the many saw-mills under the falls.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dammed, such as: clog, obstruct, hinder, retard, slow, and bar.

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