dam ( dams plural & 3rd person present) ( damming present participle) ( dammed past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A dam is a wall that is built across a river in order to stop the water flowing and to make a lake.
...plans to build a dam on the Danube River.
2 verb To dam a river means to build a dam across it.
...plans to dam the nearby Delaware River... V n
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