Pent-up

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Pent-up Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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 turn

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  • Hawryluk makes up for lost time
    Jayce Hawryluk let loose more than a month of pent-up energy when he got back in the Brandon Wheat Kings’ lineup on the weekend, and Ivan Provorov hopes to make an impact of his own with his return imminent. After being named the WHL’s player of the week on Monday, Hawryluk added the Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • 4 Players, 4 Goals As UConn Wins
    HARTFORD — Releasing a month of pent-up frustration, the UConn hockey team took the ice at the XL Center Friday night and immediately began putting together one of its fastest and toughest performances, one for which the Huskies would eventually receive a standing ovation. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • Economists See A More Robust Year for Housing in 2015
    A strengthening labor market, low interest rates, improving mortgage availability and growing pent-up demand will help to significantly boost single-family housing production in the year ahead and move the housing recovery to higher ground, according to economists speaking at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas today. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'

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