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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

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CLAM UP English Phrasal Verb

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.


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