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dam in Civil topic

damdam2 verb (dammed, damming) [transitive] (also dam up)  1 TECto stop the water in a river or stream from flowing by building a special wall across it2 to stop something from being expressed or continuing Once she allowed her anger to show, it could not be dammed up again.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
damIn 1933, the Columbia was by far the biggest river anyone had ever dreamed about damming.The Northwest had plenty of smaller rivers, much more easily dammed.The Stanislaus River is dammed fourteen times on its short run to the sea.The East Branch River was dammed in 1952.Kidneys clog with protein from damaged muscles, damming up toxins in the blood.