shelling

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WordReference English Collocations © 2020

shelling

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [artillery, cannon, heavy] shelling
  2. shelling from the [tanks, machine guns, rockets]
  3. the shelling of [buildings, depots, enemy positions]
  4. was [destroyed, ruined, killed, decimated] during the shelling
  5. the shelling suddenly [started, stopped]
  6. there was a [lull, pause] in the shelling
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

shell

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [sea, mussel, tortoise, clam, snail] shell
  2. as thin as an egg shell
  3. (just) [an empty, a hollow] shell
  4. the [outer, exterior, protective] shell
  5. [bullet, mortar, missile, rocket] shells
  6. [peanut, coconut, walnut] shells
  7. [taco, tortilla, pasta, pie] shells
  8. [collect, find, gather] shells (on the beach)
  9. [crack, break, split] open the shell
  10. [crack] the shell open
  11. [fill, boil, cook] pasta shells
  12. shells [on, from] the [shore, beach, bay, ocean]
  13. the new [girl, student, worker] came out of her shell (eventually)
  14. is [just, merely, barely] a shell (of a man)
  15. a shell of [a man, her former self, the man he once was]
  16. the shell of the [building, house]
  17. a bombed-out shell
  18. (the enemy) fired shells at them
n as adj
  1. [soldiers, men] were suffering from shell shock
  2. a shell casing
v
  1. shell the [enemy, base, bunker, town]
  2. the [rebels, tanks] shelled the [enemy]
  3. shell [oysters, mussels, peanuts, pistachios]
  4. shelling at the [beach, ocean]
  5. shell out [$400] for a new [TV, transmission]
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