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- not expressed
- repressed or suppressed, especially of emotions or impulses
- He punched his pillow and screamed at the top of his lungs about all the pent-up frustrations from the day.
- 2013, Daniel Taylor, Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup (in The Guardian, 15 October 2013)
- t was that kind of night, full of anxiety and drama and plenty of danger, until, finally, Steven Gerrard made sure all the pent-up emotion could be released.
repressed or suppressed, especially of emotions or impulses