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

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"crawl/go/retreat/retire into your shell" in British English

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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 social activities:

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)

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