Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of clam.

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Examples

  • GRIFFIN (on camera): They made that promise before they got in power; then once in power, it all kind of clammed up, Anderson, and they kind of changed the definition of what "open" was going to mean.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2007

  • Then, once in power, it all kind of clammed up, Anderson, and they kind of changed the definition of what open was going to mean.

    CNN Transcript Jun 22, 2007

  • Sensitive that I might be overstaying my welcome, I thanked him and he immediately kind of clammed up and readied himself to go.

    stampede

  • "She kind of clammed up last year," said Janie O'Neil, the girls 'mother, of Makayla.

    greatfallstribune.com - SPORTS

  • Hey B and B man, hope Rovers defence will be "clammed" shut on Saturday and we "shell" out some good stuff ....

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  • But when Lazar started to get threatened by certain segments of our Government, he kind of clammed up and pulled himself out of the media spotlight.

    Adam Gorightly's Untamed Dimensions

  • In the third, they pick it up a little bit and it's almost like we just kind of clammed up just trying to hang. "

    ESPN.com

  • But when asked about the importer, he clammed up: "I cannot tell you."

    'An Awful, Awful Thing'

  • When visitors came asking, the locals clammed up like bay mussels; New York Times reporter John Markoff traveled to the site in 2006 and was stonewalled by the city manager.

    In the Plex

  • He was so worried about sounding stupid in front of other people, she decided, that he clammed up.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

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  • JM is clammed and might have some shellfish if that's not too selfish.

    July 16, 2010