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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAMMING

Yes, gentlemen, I stand for locking and damming the Kentucky river!

Ofttimes he drew his sleeve across his face, but there was no damming that trickle.

Beaver commonly fill their ponds by damming a brook or a river.

In 48 many cases they are due to the damming up of a stream.

Then, damming up the old channel, he let the stream run into the new.

We have already seen what the conditions are that cause this damming up of energy.

They are not Damming it as we formerly did, but with good solid masonry.

He had to blast a channel to keep the little stream from damming up on him.

High up in the hills he made a large lake by damming a stream.

By going a distance below, and damming up the stream, a sufficient depth of water was got to float the canoes.

WORD ORIGIN

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