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Meaning of “crawl/go/retreat/retire into your shell” in the English Dictionary

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crawl/go/retreat/retire into your shell

to ​become less ​interested in other ​people and less ​willing to ​talk and take ​part in ​socialactivities: The more they ​tried to get her to ​talk about her ​experiences, the ​further she ​retreated back into her shell.
(Definition of crawl/go/retreat/retire into your shell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crawl/go/retreat/retire into your shell”
in Chinese (Simplified) 变得自闭起来…
in Chinese (Traditional) 變得自閉起來…
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