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dummy up

verb

Definition of dummy up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to say nothing :  clam up



Examples of dummy up in a sentence

  1. <all of a sudden the suspect just dummied up and demanded the presence of an attorney>



1926

First Known Use of dummy up

1926


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