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He only really clammed up when it came to talking about relationships.

But when pressed on the nature of their relationship—which Stiviano has characterized as platonic—Sterling clammed up.

When I asked for more details, and if he would go on record, he politely clammed up and walked away.

I said I was there to ask questions about Greg Mortenson, and the cops clammed up.

When Peruvian authorities refused to send him back to Aruba, he clammed up.

Clammed means starvation; that is, care killed the cat; for want of food the entrails get "clammed."

Kellner had clammed up, and when the now suspicious editor had tried to check Colquhoun's tale personally, Colquhoun had vanished.

The crack above the door should not be clammed until the muffle begins to get warm.

Spy holes are left where necessary, and the whole well clammed to prevent the loss of heat during firing.

But he clammed up about that, hoping to keep it a secret until he could go back and claim it.

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On this page you'll find 158 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clammed, such as: cut off, gag, muffle, mute, muzzle, and quash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.