"shelled" in the verb sense
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"
fall out of the pod or husk
"The corn shelled"
hit the pitches of hard and regularly
"He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
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"
remove from its shell or outer covering
"shell the legumes"
8. husk, shell
remove the husks from
"shelled" in the adjective sense
of animals or fruits that have a shell
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