Definitions for clam up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. close up, clam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum(verb)

    refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

    "The children shut up when their father approached"


  1. clam up(Verb)

    To become silent; to stop talking, to shut up.

  2. Origin: By analogy with a clam closing itself.


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