- 1 (barrier)Example sentences
- 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.
- 2 (reservoir)Example sentences
- 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.
transitive verb present participle damming past tense, past participle dammed
construir una presa en
construir una represa en (South America)Example sentences
- 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.
- 1→ dam1 2 2 (restrain)
- (Zoology)madre (feminine) (de un animal)Example sentences
- 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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