Synonyms of shell in English:

shell


See US English definition of shell

See UK English definition of shell

See Spanish definition of cáscara

noun

1‘the shell of a crab’

SYNONYMS
carapace, outside, exterior
armour

2‘peanuts roasted in their shells’

SYNONYMS
pod, casing, case, husk, hull
integument, cover, covering
North American shuck

3‘the sound of shells passing overhead’

SYNONYMS
projectile, bomb
grenade
bullet, cartridge, shot
rare trajectile

4‘the metal shell of the car’

SYNONYMS
framework, frame, chassis, skeleton, basic structure
hull, exterior

verb

1‘they were shelling peas’

SYNONYMS
extract
husk, hull, pod
North American shuck

2‘rebel artillery began to shell the city’

SYNONYMS
bombard, fire on, open fire on, shoot at, attack, pound, bomb, blitz, strafe
archaic cannonade

Phrases

    shell something out

    ‘they shelled out £3.3 million for the England striker’


    SYNONYMS
    pay, spend, expend, pay out, lay out, part with, disburse, hand over, remit, render
    dish out, fork out, cough up
    North American ante up, pony up