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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A decisive or ignominious defeat.

Usage examples (36)
  • Noun : a shellacking their team will remember. ,His father gave him a shellacking for stealing the book
  • Noun : an LP that can hold nearly 10 times as much as the old shellac
  • I think about the only good news from the shellacking is they did hold onto the Senate.
  • A shellacking is what President Obama is calling yesterday's elections. for more
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