1. shell - verb
· use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
2. shell - verb
· create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain"
3. shell - verb
· fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"
4. shell - verb
· hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
5. shell - verb
· look for and collect shells by the seashore
6. shell - verb
· come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
7. shell - verb
· remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
8. shell - verb
· remove the husks from; "husk corn"
9. shelled - adjective
· of animals or fruits that have a shell
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