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English noun: dam

1. dam (artifact) a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

Synonymsdike, dyke

Broader (hypernym)barrier

Narrower (hyponym)milldam, weir

Instance hyponymAswan High Dam, Glen Canyon Dam, High Dam, Hoover Dam

2. dam (quantity) a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

Synonymsdecameter, decametre, dekameter, dekametre, dkm

Broader (hypernym)metric linear unit

Part holonymm, meter, metre

Part meronymhectometer, hectometre, hm

3. dam (animal) female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock

Broader (hypernym)female

English verb: dam

1. dam (contact) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

SamplesDam the gorges of the Yangtse River.

Synonymsdam up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude

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