Real English Conversation

Today we will have some fun learning the English phrasal verb ‘Clam Up’ and it means to stop talking or to refuse to speakWe have created real examples that are going to help you to use it correctly when you want to practice speaking.

 

Phrasal Verb: Clam Up

by Real English Conversations | Phrasal Verb Course

Phrasal Verbs Lesson: Clam Up

Alternative Meaning: To stop talking or to refuse to speak

Example 1:

  • The suspect clammed up when the police asked him questions.
  • The suspect refused to talk when the police asked him questions.

Example 2:

  • I always clam up on the first date because I’m shy and nervous.
  • I always stop talking on the first date because I’m shy and nervous.

 

Get More Phrasal Verb Lessons & Lessons for Fluency

Get access to full lessons from the Phrasal Verb Course with lessons you can print, download the audio and get the Phrasal Verb Stories to hear all the phrasal verb lessons being used together plus access to other lessons from our courses by joining our FREE trial.

Your free trial includes access to join conversation practice sessions (with a native speaker) and online lessons that focus on improving listening and speaking skills to speak English confidently and fluently.

Take the first step to reach your fluency goals by joining our 7-Day Free Trial here

 

Other Phrasal Verb Lessons:

Hear some other lessons from our podcast. Examples and audio to help you understand each one.

Lessons to Help You Speak Confidently, Understand Native Speakers and Get You on the Path to Fluency!

phrasal verb story

Get these Phrasal Verb Lessons to Try!

  • 20 phrasal verb lessons
  • 2 phrasal verb stories
  • PDF transcripts
  • MP3 Downloads