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dam per

  • n  a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
  • n  a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
  • n  a depressing restraint
    rain put a damper on our picnic plans
  • s  slightly wet

  • Will the hostage crisis put a damper on Korea's missionary zeal? Some say the crisis will certainly reduce the desire of would-be missionaries to go abroad, particularly since .
  • While the Western allies were still congratulating themselves on an important measure of progress toward a democratically ordered Europe, the damper came.
  • While industry supporters contend that it's necessary for food security, today the average Japanese eats a little more than an ounce of whale meat per year, which puts a damper on .
News & Articles

  • Top Moments: True Blood's Bill Problem and the Mad Men Mystery — Revealed!
    Our top moments of the week: 11. Pardon the Interruption Award: When Blythe Ballard (Frances Conroy), Hank and Evan's rich neighbor, moves to shut down HankMed on Royal Pains, Evan tries to save the company by staging a fancy open house to win over the 'hood. But Blythe puts a damper on the affair with talk of injured, sickly patients traipsing all over the pricey property. Evan tries to refute ...
    June 21, 2013 - TV Guide
  • Rain slows down business for a James River rafting shop
    The rain we've had over the past few weeks is putting a damper on business at the James River Reeling and Rafting Office.
    June 20, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
  • The 7 Best Weekend Getaways From San Francisco
    Summer can be a drag in San Francisco, where the June Gloom often puts a damper on one's mood well into July and August. Luckily, sunnier and less windy weather is usually just a short drive away in any direction. Here are seven of our favorite getaway spots, we know you'll have your own to share in the comments. [ more › ]
    June 19, 2013 - SFist
Quotes

  • Ron Gardenhire in International Herald Tribune
    He will be placed in a boot,Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said after a 4-1 victory at Kansas City. "We'll know more of a time scale when he sees our doctors, but it's not a good situation. It kind of puts a damper on things. I know how much...
  • Jered Weaver in San Francisco Chronicle
    Not having really any protection behind Vlady with GA going out with the eye injury, Kotchman going down and Matthews not playing in this series kind of put a little damper on the offensive situation,Weaver said.
  • Derek Roy in USA Today
    We didn't establish a forecheck early on,said Roy. "We came out a little better in the second period, but they got that goal and it put a damper on our game."

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