Definition of 'pent-up'
Example sentences containing 'pent-up'
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cried Holly, her pent-up anger at his proposal finally breaking through the embarrassment and fear. THE ANCIENT AND SOLITARY REIGN (1996)Six years of pent-up memories had come flooding back to him in the blink of an eye. THE DEVIL'S DOOR (1996)It was as if all the pent-up tension of the last few days was flooding out of him in that cleansing fit of laughter. THE SOUND OF MURDER (1996)
He saw a patch of purple silk between her legs and found a target for his pent-up rage. KISS AN ANGEL (1996)
Trends of 'pent-up'
Used Rarely. pent-up is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'pent-up'
British English: pent-up ADJECTIVE
Pent-up emotions, energies, or forces have been held back and not expressed, used, or released.
He still had a lot of pent-up anger to release.
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