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dam

noun

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  1. a bank of earth constructed to control water the river backed up behind the dam until it formed a new lake Synonyms of dam dike, embankment, head, levee Words Related to dam breakwater, jetty, seawall; breastwork, bulwark, earthwork, rampart; canal, channel, ditch, gutter, trough; lock; barricade, barrier, block; floodgate, sluice; barrage, milldam, stank [British], weir


dam

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dam

  1. 1 to prevent passage through by filling with something ice floes were damming the river Synonyms of dam block, choke, clot, congest, clog, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuffWords Related to dam bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms of dam excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms of dam clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

  2. 2 to close up so that no empty spaces remain dam up the pipes Synonyms of dam block, bung, fill, pack, plug, stop, stuffWords Related to dam choke, clog, close (off), clot, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude; caulk, chink, seal; repack, restuffNear Antonyms of dam excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel


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