the hard outer part of eggs, nuts, some seeds and some animals
We collected shells on the beach.
earrings made out of coconut shell
any object that looks like the shell of a snail or sea creature
a metal case filled with explosive , to be fired from a large gun
the walls or outer structure of sth, for example, an empty building or ship after a fire or a bomb attack
The house was now a shell gutted by flames.
My life has been an empty shell since he died.
any structure that forms a hard outer frame
the body shell of a car
the outer layer of sb's personality; how they seem to be or feel
She had developed a shell of indifference.
to become less shy and more confident when talking to other people
to become shyer and avoid talking to other people
to fire shells at sth
They shelled the city all night.
Just as they were leaving the rebels started shelling.
to remove the shell or covering from nuts, peas , etc.
to pay a lot of money for sth
The band shelled out $100 000 for a mobile recording studio.
hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile;fired from a large gun
the housing or outer covering of something
- the clock has a walnut case
a very light narrow racing boat
近义词: racing shell
a rigid covering that envelops an object
- the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice
the exterior covering of a bird's egg
the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
remove the husks from
- husk corn
remove from its shell or outer covering
- shell the legumes
- shell mussels
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
近义词: beat,beat out,crush,trounce,vanquish
use explosives on
- The enemy has been shelling us all day
look for and collect shells by the seashore
hit the pitches of hard and regularly
- He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning
fall out of the pod or husk
- The corn shelled
create by using explosives
- blast a passage through the mountain