angry behavior

Pidginboy

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India-Local dialect
When I had denied my son the amount of pocket money he demanded and a motorbike exclusively for his use, he stopped talking to me and his mother, stopped dining at him, and lay in his bed till I acceded to all his demands.

What is that act represented in bold form called?
 
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  • foxfirebrand

    Senior Member
    Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
    When I had denied my son the amount of pocket money he demanded and a motorbike exclusively for his use, he stopped talking to me and his mother, stopped dining at him, and lay in his bed till I acceded to all his demands.

    What is that act represented in bold form called?
    I'd call it sulking. You could also say he was giving you the silent treatment. Sulking is like "throwing a tantrum," but silent rather than noisy. Both tactics involve behaving unpleasantly until the sulker gets his or her way.

    I'm not sure "stopped dining at him" is correctly copied. Is it possible the phrase is "stopped dining at home?"
     
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