Meaning of DAM in English
VERB + DAM
▪ build , construct
The ~ has been breached and there is a danger of flooding.
DAM + VERB
The ~ burst and the valley was flooded.
▪ break ( figurative , esp. AmE )
I began to cry—it was as if a ~ had broken inside me.
▪ hold sth back
The ~ holds back the water.
▪ ~ across , ~ on
a large hydroelectric ~ on the Colorado River
Dam is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ river
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012