Definition of “pent-up” - English Dictionary

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“pent-up” in American English

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pent-upadjective

us /ˈpentˈʌp/

(of feelings) not expressed or released:

His pent-up anger and frustration burst forth.

(Definition of “pent-up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“pent-up” in Business English

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pent-upadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌpentˈʌp/ us

ECONOMICS used to describe strong demand for a product that has not had the opportunity of being expressed as sales, for example because consumers have had too little money:

Sales of heavy lorries increased, reflecting the improvement in the economy and pent-up demand from delayed purchases.

(Definition of “pent-up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)