Dictionary Results for shelling


1. shelling - noun

· the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

Synonym(s): barrage, barrage_fire, battery, bombardment

Hypernym(s): fire, firing




2. shell - verb

· use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

Synonym(s): blast

Hypernym(s): bombard, bomb




3. shell - verb

· create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain"

Synonym(s): blast

Hypernym(s): make, create




4. shell - verb

· fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"

Hypernym(s): emerge




5. shell - verb

· hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"

Hypernym(s): hit




6. shell - verb

· look for and collect shells by the seashore

Hypernym(s): gather




7. 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"

Synonym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, trounce, vanquish

Hypernym(s): get_the_better_of, overcome, defeat




8. shell - verb

· remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




9. shell - verb

· remove the husks from; "husk corn"

Synonym(s): husk

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw





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