What does clam up mean?

Definitions for clam up

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clam up.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clam up in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clam up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Feldstein:

    It varies widely. Some appoint outside independent blue-ribbon commissions to investigate and issue a public report, others investigate internally with or without a public report and some clam up entirely.

Images & Illustrations of clam up

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Translations for clam up

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • [[zijn]] [[mond]] [[houden]], zwijgenDutch
  • замолкать, замолчатьRussian

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