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verb     clam pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleclamming
past tenseclammed
past participleclammed

phrasal verb

clam up

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyclam up
he/she/itclams up
present participleclamming up
past tenseclammed up
past participleclammed up
to suddenly stop talking or explaining something, because you are embarrassed, unhappy, or want to keep a secret

He clammed up when I asked him who else was involved.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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