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

Translation of shell in French:


  • 1 (Botany, Zoology)
    (of egg, nut, sea creature, snail)
    (of crab, tortoise, shrimp)
    to develop a hard shell
    [figurative] (person)
    se forger une carapace
  • 5 (Nautical) (boat)
    outrigger (m)

transitive verb


to come out of/go back into one's shell

sortir de/rentrer dans sa coquille

it's as easy as shelling peas

c'est simple comme bonjour

Phrasal verbs

shell out

1 shell out
(informal) for pour
2 shell out [something]
(sum) for pour

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