dam collocations and examples

 UK /dæm/

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a wall built across a river

Adjectives frequently used with dam
large: giant, huge, large, massiveThe government proposes to build a huge dam on the river.made of a particular material: concrete, earth, masonry, rubberThe Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the US.of a particular type: hydroelectric, irrigation, millThe original lake was flooded by the construction of a hydroelectric dam in 1972.
Verbs frequently used with dam
break a dam: breach, break, burstA severe storm raised the level of the lake water to the point where it threatened to breach the dam.build a dam: build, construct, erectA model dam was constructed in the fish tank.
Verbs that frequently follow dam
break, burst, collapse, floodThe dam burst and there was mud everywhere.
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