clemmed

clem

[klem]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), clemmed, clemming. British Dialect.
to starve.

Origin:
1530–40; akin to Middle English forclemmed (past participle) pinched with hunger, Old English beclemman to fetter

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clem or clam (klɛm)
 
vb , clems, clemming, clemmed, clams, clamming, clammed
dialect (English) (when tr, usually passive) to be hungry or cause to be hungry
 
[C16: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch, German klemmen to pinch, cramp; compare Old English beclemman to shut in]
 
clam or clam
 
vb
 
[C16: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch, German klemmen to pinch, cramp; compare Old English beclemman to shut in]

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