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Meaning of "clammed up"



 
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Meaning of "clammed up" #1 (permalink) Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:46 am   Meaning of "clammed up"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #191 "Phrasal Verbs (C)", question 5

He ......... when the police officers started to question him about the robbery.

(a) clammed
(b) clammed up
(c) clammed about

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #191 "Phrasal Verbs (C)", answer 5

He clammed up when the police officers started to question him about the robbery.

Correct answer: (b) clammed up

Your answer was: incorrect
He clammed when the police officers started to question him about the robbery.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, is clammed up means frightened or nervous?

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Meaning of "clammed up" #2 (permalink) Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:12 am   Meaning of "clammed up"
 

No, ''clammed up'' means he stopped talking. He wasn't willing to say anything.
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