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British English: /ʃɛl/
American English: /ʃɛl/

Translation of shell in German:


  • 1 (casing)
    Schale Fem.
    (of turtle, tortoise) Panzer Mask.
    (of pupa) Hülle Fem.
    (of snail) Haus Neutr.
    (of pea) Schote Fem.
    Hülse Fem.
    (of insect's wing) Flügeldecke Fem.
    collect shells on the beach
    am Strand Muscheln sammeln
    bring somebody out of his shell [figurative]
    jemanden aus der Reserve locken [informal]
    come out of one's shell [figurative]
    aus sich herausgehen
    retire or go into one's shell [figurative]
    sich in sein Schneckenhaus zurückziehen [informal]
  • 2 (frame)
    Gerippe, das [figurative]
    (of unfinished building) Rohbau Mask.
    (of building needing to be refurbished) Außenmauern und Dach
    (of ruinous building) Ruine Fem.
  • 3 (pastry case)
    Teighülle Fem.
  • 4 (racing boat)
    Rennruderboot Neutr.
  • 5 (Motor Vehicles)[body] shell
    Aufbau Mask.
    Karosserie Fem.
    (after fire, at breaker's, etc.)
    [Karosserie]gerippe Neutr.

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

shell out

transitive or intransitive verb [informal]
blechen [informal] (on für)

Definition of shell in:

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