dam sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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dam sth up

phrasal verb with dam uk   us   /dæm/ verb [T] (-mm-)
to ​build a ​damacross a ​river in ​order to ​storewater If you ​dam up ​yourfeelings, ​especiallyanger or ​sadness, you do not ​allow yourself to ​express or show ​yourfeelings in a ​healthy way.
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