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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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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nape of the neck …