Synonyms of shelling


1. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling, fire, firing

usage: the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"


1. blast, shell, bombard, bomb

usage: use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

2. blast, shell, make, create

usage: create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain"

3. shell, emerge

usage: fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"

4. shell, hit

usage: hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"

5. shell, gather

usage: look for and collect shells by the seashore

6. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish, get the better of, overcome, defeat

usage: 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"

7. shell, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"

8. husk, shell, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove the husks from; "husk corn"

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