Translation of clam in Spanish:

clam

Pronunciation: /klæm/

n

  • almeja (f) to shut up like a clam [colloquial/familiar] quedarse como una tumba [familiar/colloquial]
    More 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- v + adv)
[colloquial/familiar] ponerse* muy poco comunicativo

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