dam up

VERB
  1. obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
    dam the gorges of the Yangtse River
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How To Use dam up In A Sentence

  • He could not dam up his anger.
  • But they can dam up the flood of food inflation for only so long.
  • It's hard to dam up one's feelings.
  • Later in the day when the floodgates of the hydroelectric dam upstream close, the water will slowly fall.
  • Most of it is the same Colorado River water that rafters bounce on and environmentalists hope to undam upstream.
  • To keep blood from flowing backward, veins have built-in one-way valves that temporarily dam up the river of blood.
  • Patrick had slipped next door and got their groom to cable him with an urgent message to pick Master Adam up at the station as he was returning earlier than planned.
  • It has the longest single concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere, a semi-circle which echoes the graceful curve of the dam upstream. Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Prepares For Travelers
  • The streambed was almost dry, the Dead-made dam upstream still holding. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
  • Hearing that name riled Adam up, knocking his anger up a couple of notches.
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