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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dam  \Dam\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dammed};  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 
 
  I'll  have  the  current  in  this  place  dammed  up 
  --Shak. 
 
  A  weight  of  earth  that  dams  in  the  water. 
  --Mortimer. 
 
  2.  To  shut  up  to  stop  up  to  close  to  restrain. 
 
  The  strait  pass  was  dammed  With  dead  men  hurt 
  behind,  and  cowards.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  dam  out},  to  keep  out  by  means  of  a  dam. 




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