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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 dike, embankment, head, levee Related Words 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 block, choke, clot, congest, clog, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuffRelated Words bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

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


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