shell 1 of 2


2 of 2


as in to peel
to remove the natural covering of shelling peanuts

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as in to bomb
to use bombs or artillery against the enemy shelled the city for days without letup

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“Shell.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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