There are 2 translations of dam in Spanish:

dam1

Pronunciation: /dæm/

n

  • 1 1.1 (barrier) dique (m), presa (f), represa (f) (AmS)
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    • The dam raised the water level by 54 feet and created a three-mile-long reservoir holding around 9,000 million gallons.
    • By raising the dam, water levels would reach a point where they would flood many of the beach-front properties that sit close to the lake shore.
    • He'll test them on Nile crocodiles in South Africa, which are imperiled because changes to a local dam will raise water levels and swamp nesting beaches.
    1.2 (reservoir) embalse (m), represa (f) (AmS)
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    • Spring rain left dams full as bellies after chips for tea.
    • At present rain water is being collected in large storage dams and reticulated to the end consumer via a network of pipes, pumps and treatment plant to ensure drinking water quality.
    • When the rains began, the dams were full to the brim.
  • 2 [Zool] madre (f) (de un animal)
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    • The trees are used to build lodges and large dams that provide their aquatic habitat.
    • Beaver dams usually stand no more than ten feet (three meters) tall and integrate a series of steps into the slope.
    • Photos from 40 years ago show a common practice of clearing vegetation and beaver dams from streams to help the water run more freely for irrigation.
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    • However, the present study indicates Longhorns have a significant advantage in calving ease over Red Poll sires for dams calving at 2 yr of age.
    • The greatest effect of scours was on young inbred dams; mature outcross dams had a lower incidence of scours.
    • Their incorporation into these pedigree herds as suckler dams or resale as in calf cows offers a very lucrative second-hand value.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of dam in Spanish:

dam2

vt (-mm-)

  • [river/lake/valley] represar, construir* una presa or (AmS) una represa en
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    • Lake Nasser was formed by damming the River Nile.
    • In the Soviet era, the Vakhsh River was dammed for irrigation and electric power, and factories were built along its banks.
    • This is a reservoir of approximately 800 acres formed by damming the River Wolf.

Phrasal verbs

dam up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1dam2 1.2 (restrain) [feelings] contener*, reprimir

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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.