clammed clammed  /ˈklæmd/


  1. (n) burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
  2. (n) a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  3. (n) flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
  4. (v) gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean


  1. But he has largely clammed up for now.
  2. But asked if he credited Britain with helping to establish the fledgling democracy that allows this diversity, he clammed up.
  3. Executives of Gulf Power and Southern have clammed up, refusing to give more information until authorities determine the cause of the mishap.


  • Zone Fishing Reports for June 14

    Jimmy Morenz at Julian’s Bait and Tackle in Atlantic Highlands said the bass and blues are all over the beach when the guys get a chance to go. He said the Tagged Fish charter boat clammed a limit of nice stripers off the beach earlier in the week.
    on June 14, 2013     Source:


  1. "She clammed up, she had a moment there and didn't say anything (on the microphone), which is a little sad," REM singer Michael Stipe, who presented the honour to Winehouse, said after Thursday's event.
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Michael Stipe Source: The Chronicle Journal

  2. "They came at us and we didn't respond," forward Brian Randle said. "We all just kind of clammed up and let them do what they wanted on offense, and we got away from our game."
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Brian Randle Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  3. "We completely controlled the first half," Ferreira added. "In the second half we did all we could but they clammed up. It's very sad for us."
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Jesualdo Ferreira Source: Independent

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