clam up

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To become silent; to stop talking, to shut up

Maybe he … or she … was a witness who refused to clam up … a whistle blower ….

refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
If someone clams up, they stop talking, often because they are shy or to avoid giving away secrets. As soon as I told her my name, she clammed up
clam up

    Türkische aussprache

    kläm ʌp

    Synonyme

    shut up

    Antonyme

    talk

    Aussprache

    /ˈklam ˈəp/ /ˈklæm ˈʌp/

    Etymologie

    [ 'klam ] (noun.) before 12th century. By analogy with a clam closing itself.

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