- 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 [transitive] shell something to remove the shell or covering from nuts, peas, etc. Phrasal Verbsshell out (for something)
NAmE//ʃɛl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shell
he / she / it shells
past simple shelled
-ing form shelling