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verb as in hold back; block

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After decades of stasis on Ramsey numbers, the dam had finally broken.

Look for lakes, reservoirs, dams, rivers, and streams with good access.

It started when this eighth grader at Waiakea Intermediate School in Hilo first saw news of an experiment on how dams might collapse.

This graph from a 2017 research paper shows river flow measured at different locations over time as various dams were built between its banks.

After monitoring a controversial Wyoming water project and dam proposal, Fulton sets off on a journey to personally observe what is at stake for Little Snake River and its greater ecosystem.

Henry went to bed that night with a head full of plans for damming up the brook.

The foe pressed closer, damming the last tiny stream of provisions that trickled into the doomed city.

The water power furnished by damming the Rock River is unequaled.

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

Weve just finished damming off a little branch stream into a dandy pondpaved it and all.


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

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