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Overview of noun shelling

The noun shelling has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling

(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")

Overview of verb shell

The verb shell has 8 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) blast, shell

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

2. blast, shell

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

3. shell

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

4. shell

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

5. shell

(look for and collect shells by the seashore)

6. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

(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

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

8. husk, shell

(remove the husks from; "husk corn") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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