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Definition of shell verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shell

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ʃɛl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shell
     
    he / she / it shells
     
    past simple shelled
     
    -ing form shelling
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] shell (something) to fire shells at something They shelled the city all night. Just as they were leaving the rebels started shelling.
  2. 2 [transitive] shell something to remove the shell or covering from nuts, peas, etc.
  3. Phrasal Verbsshell out (for something)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shell