Dam Dam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dammed} (d[a^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Damming}.] 1. To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally used with in or up. [1913 Webster]

I'll have the current in this place dammed up. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A weight of earth that dams in the water. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

2. To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain. [1913 Webster]

The strait pass was dammed With dead men hurt behind, and cowards. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To dam out}, to keep out by means of a dam. [1913 Webster]

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