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clam



Pronunciation: (klam), [key]
n., v., clammed, clam•ming.


n.
1. any of various bivalve mollusks, esp. certain edible species. Cf. quahog, soft-shell clam.
2. Informal.a secretive or silent person.
3. clamminess.
4. Slang.a dollar or the sum of a dollar: I only made 60 clams a week.

v.i.
1. to gather or dig clams.
2. clam up, Slang.to refuse to talk or reply; refrain from talking or divulging information: The teacher asked who had thrown the eraser, but the class clammed up.

clam



Pronunciation: (klam), [key]
n.
1. Brit. Dial.clamp1 (defs. 1–3).
2. Mach.(formerly) pincers.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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