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shell

noun /ʃel/
the hard outer covering of a shellfish, egg, nut etc
concha, caracol
an eggshell A tortoise can pull its head and legs under its shell.
an outer covering or framework
armazón
After the fire, all that was left was the burned-out shell of the building.
a metal case filled with explosives and fired from a gun etc
cartucho
A shell exploded right beside him.
shellfish noun ( plural shellfish) any of several kinds of sea animal covered with a shell (eg oyster, crab).
crustáceo, marisco(s)
come out of one’s shell to become more confident and less shy
salir del caparazón
As he got to know people, he began to come out of his shell.
shell out phrasal verb to pay out (money)
desembolsar
I had to shell out twenty dollars.
(Definition of shell from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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