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shellac

shel·lac

shellac

 
pronunciation:
sh laek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: thin sheets or flakes of processed lac, used in making varnish and other products.
definition 2: a thin varnish made by dissolving this substance in alcohol.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shellacked, shellacking, shellacs
definition 1: to cover or finish with shellac.
definition 2: (slang) to defeat soundly.
similar words:
drub, lick, smear, thrash
definition 3: (slang) to beat hard.
similar words:
hide, lambaste, lick
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derivation: shellacker (n.)
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