When he dammed water in his mountains he dammed it by the hundreds of millions of gallons.
But democracy is the rising tide; it may be dammed or delayed, but cannot be stopped.
Another flow of tears seemed imminent, but Tripp hurled himself into the crevasse and dammed it.
This stream was dammed, so that the Mormon converts might be baptized by immersion.
Streams entering the Chagres in its lower reaches would be dammed back or diverted—a considerable, but not momentous, undertaking.
She was full of maternal love, dammed up by distance and absence.
They dammed the stream to protect their communities from their enemies, and flowed large sections of territory.
Alas, alas, and I thought myself a torrent that could never be dammed!
In the main working; but the water is dammed up; we can never pass.
At its west end it discovers some old arches, now dammed up.
"water barrier," early 14c., probably from Old Norse dammr or Middle Dutch dam, both from Proto-Germanic *dammaz (cf. Old Frisian damm, German Damm), of unknown origin.
"animal mother," c.1300, variant of dame (q.v.), also originally used, like that word, for "lady, mother;" but meanings diverged into separate spellings by 16c.
late 15c., from dam (n.1). Related: Dammed; damming.
A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, especially a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.
Dam (dām, däm), (Carl Peter) Henrik. 1895-1976.
Danish biochemist. He shared a 1943 Nobel Prize for the discovery of vitamin K.