Meaning of DAM in English

DAM

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ hydroelectric

VERB + DAM

▪ build , construct

▪ breach

The ~ has been breached and there is a danger of flooding.

DAM + VERB

▪ burst

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.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ across , ~ on

a large hydroelectric ~ on the Colorado River

II.

verb

Dam is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ river

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