Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAMMED

In the main working; but the water is dammed up; we can never pass.

But democracy is the rising tide; it may be dammed or delayed, but cannot be stopped.

The dammed streams made a chain of lakes set in the green meadows.

As a final measure they dammed up the springs and drained the lake.

It made her mad and she say, "I'll be dammed if I don't go."

This stream was dammed, so that the Mormon converts might be baptized by immersion.

That will teach you to wake us up at night with your peal of a dammed soul.

He ought to be dammed—or leveed, I should more properly say.

She was full of maternal love, dammed up by distance and absence.

Alas, alas, and I thought myself a torrent that could never be dammed!

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from dam (n.1). Related: Dammed; damming.