not completely dry; slightly wet
make sad or dull
"clothes damp with perspiration"
"a moist breeze"
"eyes moist with tears"
"the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
"muffle the message"
"soften a shock"
"break a fall"
We keep fires in all the rooms by turns, so that no damp has come to the tapestry.
出自： T. S. Surr
Amid the chills and damps Of the vast plain where death encamps.
With looks Down cast and damp.
All shutting in of Air..dampeth the Sound.
You'd better damp down the ground and then sweep it.
你最好先在地上洒一层水,然后再打扫。 damp sth ⇔ down
We may damp down the fire furnace for the night.
Don't forget to damp down the fire before going to bed.
If you don't use the fire now, you can damp it down.
如果你现在不用火,你可以把火封上。 damp sth ⇔ down
A few weeks' hard work should damp down his keenness.
They were too keen at first and we had to damp down their enthusiasm.
Difficulties did not damp down his enthusiasm.
困难没能够挫伤他的积极性。 damp down
My hope of a better job damped down after six years' waiting.
It rained so much last year that half the vegetable crops damped off.
The plants have damped off.
Don't give those plants too much water; they will damp off.