Examples of shellacking in a Sentence
They took a shellacking in yesterday's game.
suffered a shellacking at the hands of a vastly superior opposition
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But a 48-0 shellacking was eye opening, an outcome that suggests the Knights have the firepower to compete with anyone this year, including Southeast Conference favorite Franklin.
Tennessee fans had two weeks to stew about that shellacking and Jones had two weeks to make changes.
Alabama set six school records — including rushing for a jaw-dropping 496 yards on what had been the nation’s top defense—on the way to a 59-0 shellacking.
Meanwhile, Mets starter Seth Lugo was coming off his worst start of the year, an eight-run shellacking in three innings by the Cubs.
The Bulldogs scored their first win of the season with a 38-0 shellacking of West Bend west, led by McCarthy's 142 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Kluber took a rare shellacking in the same game, allowing six runs in only 2 2/3 innings.
Mississippi State, fresh off a 37-7 shellacking of LSU, moved all the way to No.
The Trojans got back on track with their lofty preseason expectations by way of a shellacking of Stanford, getting their two-headed running game into gear.
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First Known Use of shellacking
Synonymsbeating, drubbing, licking, loss, lump, overthrow, plastering, rout, defeat, trimming, trouncing, whipping
Antonymssuccess, triumph, victory, win
Related Wordscollapse, debacle (also débâcle), failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, nonsuccess, setback, upset; lurch, shutout, washout, whitewash
Near Antonymsaccomplishment, achievement; blowout, cakewalk, landslide, romp, runaway, sweep, walkaway, walkover
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