Adjective: shelled sheld
Verb: shell shel
- Of animals or fruits that have a shell
- Use explosives on
"The enemy has been shelling us all day";
- Create by using explosives
"shell a passage through the mountain";
- Fall out of the pod or husk
"The corn shelled"
- Hit the pitches of hard and regularly
"He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
- Look for and collect shells by the seashore
- Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
- beat, beat out, crush, trounce, vanquish
- Remove from its shell or outer covering
"shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
- Remove the husks from
See also: hard-shelled, smooth-shelled, spiral-shelled, thin-shelled
Type of: bomb, bombard, create, defeat, emerge, gather, get the better of, hit, make, overcome, remove, take, take away, withdraw
Encyclopedia: Shell, Ecuador