Share this entry

Share this page

clam

Pronunciation: /klæm/

Translation of clam in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • almeja (feminine) to shut up like a clam [colloquial/familiar] quedarse como una tumba [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Their tricuspid teeth (three sharp points per tooth) are especially adapted to feed on organisms with hard shells such as clams, snails, crabs and shrimp.
    • One tunnel was five and a half inches long, made by a clam whose shell measured less than two-tenths of an inch - a new record, relative to body size.
    • The Castle Eden is an extremely scenic old steamship, lying in 33m on a clean bottom of mussel shells, clams and coarse gravel.

Phrasal verbs

clam up

(-mm- verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio)
[colloquial/familiar] ponerse* muy poco comunicativo

Definition of clam in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anoche
adv
last night …
Cultural fact of the day

The Defensor del pueblo is an ombudsman nominated by the Spanish Parliament to defend the rights of citizens against government maladministration. If he upholds a complaint he advises the administration on appropriate compensation. This post, under the same name, also exists in some Latin American countries.