Dam

Dam

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dammed (dmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Damming.] 1. To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally used with in or up.
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I'll have the current in this place dammed up.
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A weight of earth that dams in the water.
Mortimer.
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2. To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.
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The strait pass was dammed
With dead men hurt behind, and cowards.
Shak.
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To dam out, to keep out by means of a dam.
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