Meaning of “dam” in the English Dictionary

"dam" in American English

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damnoun [ C ]

us /dæm/

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

damverb [ T ]

us /dæm/ -mm-

to build a dam across a river in order to store the water:

[ M ] Fish are affected when a river is dammed up.

(Definition of “dam” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"DAM" in Business English

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DAMnoun [ U ]

uk us IT

abbreviation for digital asset management

(Definition of “DAM” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)