Search Result for "to shell out":

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shell \Shell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Shelling.] 1. To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters. [1913 Webster] 2. To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk. [1913 Webster] 3. To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town. [1913 Webster] To shell out, to distribute freely; to bring out or pay, as money. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]