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dam

noun [C] uk   /dæm/ us  
a wall built across a river that stops the river's flow and collects the water, especially to make a reservoir (= an artificial lake) that provides water for an area: The Aswan High Dam is on the River Nile in Egypt.
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dam

verb [T] uk   /dæm/ (-mm-) us  
to build a dam across a river in order to store water
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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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