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Pent-up Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    pent-up adj : characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions; "her severe upbringing had left her inhibited"; "a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease"; "their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions"; "repressed rage turned his face scarlet" [syn: repressed]

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  • Sharks show they aren't overmatched
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- So that's what 11 months of pent-up frustration looks like? The San Jose Sharks delivered some kind of statement Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round matchup with the rival Los Angeles Kings. A 6-3 victory that checked off about a million things from a wish list they could have only dreamed of accomplishing in the series opener. To Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Pent-up consumer demand and healthy sales incentives helped automakers rebound from a slow February hampered by bad weather. Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships.         Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • Allergy alert: Tidal wave of pent-up pollen could be headed our way
    Long, frigid winter means a tidal wave of pent-up pollen could be headed our way. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'

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