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clam

 
pronunciation:
klaem
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various saltwater and freshwater mollusks, esp. those species that are edible.
 
definition 2: (informal) a quiet or uncommunicative person.
definition 3: (slang) a dollar.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: clams, clamming, clammed
definition 1: to search or dig for clams.
definition 2: (informal) to stop talking or refuse to speak (often fol. by "up").
They clammed up when the police officer entered the room.
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