dam up


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Verb1.dam up - obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
References in classic literature ?
There was no way to dam up the over-spilling monstrous flood of life.