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Definition of shell verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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