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dam

noun [C]  /dæm/ us  
a wall built across a river to stop the flow and collect the water, esp. to make a reservoir (= an artificial lake) that provides water for an area or can be used to make electricity

dam

verb [T]  /dæm/ (-mm-) us  
to build a dam across a river in order to store the water: [M] Fish are affected when a river is dammed up.
Translations of “dam”
in Korean 댐…
in Arabic سَدّ…
in French barrage, réservoir…
in Turkish baraj…
in Italian diga…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指旨在蓄水的)水壩,水堤…
in Russian дамба, плотина…
in Polish zapora, tama…
in Spanish dique, presa, embalse…
in Portuguese barragem, represa…
in German der Staudamm, der Stausee…
in Catalan presa…
in Japanese ダム…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指旨在蓄水的)堤坝,水坝…
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