Definition of hull verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hull

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//hʌl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hʌl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hull
BrE BrE//hʌl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hʌl//
 
he / she / it hulls
BrE BrE//hʌlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hʌlz//
 
past simple hulled
BrE BrE//hʌld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hʌld//
 
past participle hulled
BrE BrE//hʌld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hʌld//
 
-ing form hulling
BrE BrE//ˈhʌlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌlɪŋ//
 
 
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hull something to remove the outer covering of peas, beans, etc. or the ring of leaves attached to strawberries First wash and hull the strawberries. Word Originverb Old English hulu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch huls, German Hülse ‘husk, pod’, and German Hülle ‘covering’, also to heel ‘to put a plant in the ground and cover its roots’.
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