Definition of shellac verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shellac

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    verb
    NAmE//ʃəˈlæk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shellac
     
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    he / she / it shellacs
     
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    past simple shellacked
     
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    -ing form shellacking
     
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  1. 1shellac something to cover something with shellac
  2. 2 [usually passive] shellac somebody (informal) to defeat someone very easily The Republicans got shellacked in the election.
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