dammed dammed  /ˈdæmd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  2. (n) a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
  3. (n) female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
  4. (v) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

Usage(s):

  1. The water quality of the Yangtze's tributaries is deteriorating rapidly, as the dammed river is less able to disperse pollutants effectively.
  2. A patch of blue water dammed up between the rails stretched toward the end of the line, 3,500 ft.
  3. But he had done something else as well: he had raised an emotional floodgate for a piece of vital legislation that has been dammed too long by Senate rules and procedure.

News

  • Businesses still recovering after devastating flood of 2008

    At age 57, Tom and Sue Holmes had an important, unexpected decision to make. On June 12, 2008, three days after Lake Delton broke through its banks and emptied into the Wisconsin River, it was still raining south of Baraboo. Clark Creek, which feeds off the Baraboo Bluffs, had turned from a bubbling brook to a raging river. When debris dammed up the creek, floodwaters rushed into the Holmes ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

Quotes

  1. "Controversies around IPL have been blown enormously out of proportion. The enquiry is far from complete. Yet the IPL and Lalit Modi have been dammed, I cannot understand why," Mallya said.
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Vijay Mallya Source: Times of India

  2. Megson said: "Alan Leighton seems to have a bee in his bonnet about the apology. I have seen him quoted as saying it was half-hearted. But you're dammed if you don't apologise and dammed if you do. If you don't apologise, you get slaughtered. If you...
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Gary Megson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. Dr Drew says: "Don't take your relationship so dammed seriously all the time. Laugh more! Laugh your ass off! You need to reinvent yourselves. Now I'm in a phase of, 'I'm not even your girlfriend. I'm your best friend who is madly in love with you."
    on Jan 4, 2007 By: Drew Barrymore Source: Mirror.co.uk

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