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Spanish translation of “shell”


noun /ʃel/
the hard outer covering of a shellfish, egg, nut etc an eggshell A tortoise can pull its head and legs under its shell. an outer covering or framework 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 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 to pay out (money) I had to shell out twenty dollars.
(Definition of shell from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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