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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
dam /dæm/
  • danh từ
    • (động vật học) vật mẹ
    • the devil and his dam
      • ma quỷ
  • danh từ
    • đập (ngăn nước)
    • nước ngăn lại, bể nước
    • ngoại động từ
      • xây đập (ở nơi nào); ngăn (nước) bằng đập
      • (nghĩa bóng) ((thường) + up) ghìm lại, kiềm chế lại
        • to dam up one's emotion: kiềm chế nỗi xúc động
    Concise Dictionary
    +a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    +a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    +female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
    +obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a barrier that is built across a river in order to stop the water from flowing, used especially to make a RESERVOIR (= a lake for storing water) or to produce electricity: the Narmada dam in India + The dam burst.
    2 (technical) the mother of some animals, especially horses
    Compare: SIRE
    + verb (-mm-) [VN] ~ sth (up) to build a dam across a river, especially in order to make an artificial lake for use as a water supply, etc: plans to dam Colorado's South Platte river
    Collocation Dictionary



    VERB + DAM

    build, construct | breach
    The dam has been breached and there is a danger of flooding.

    DAM + VERB

    The dam burst and the valley was flooded.
    | hold sth back
    The dam holds back the water.


    ~ across/on
    a large hydroelectric dam on the River Danube

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