verb (used with object), shel·lacked, shel·lack·ing.
- to defeat; trounce.
- to thrash soundly.
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Example sentences from the Web for shellac
It will be possible to use shellac to create micro boards, miniature electronic landscapes that can be inserted into a human body, to help deliver drugs or data to a doctor.
On other fronts, shellac is being newly purposed to address our problem with electronic pollution—it can be treated like a plastic, but it’s not toxic.
The original 78 rpm records that made transmission of recorded sound possible were made of shellac.
In 1982, when Reagan got shellacked in the midterm elections, the unemployment rate was near 11 percent.
Just ask Bob Inglis, the South Carolina congressman, who was shellacked by primary challenger Trey Gowdy in June.
All water pump hoses and connections should be tightly taped and shellacked after the engine is properly installed in the plane.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
A floor which has been shellacked should be wiped with warm water.
Painted in bright colors and shellacked, or varnished, they look well.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop|Harris W. Moore
Between meals the silver top was put on the silver holder and the oiled and shellacked rind kept the cheese moist.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
Here was a giant turntable, rack on rack of shellacked alloy discs, mysterious-appearing charts and cabalistic signs.The Giants From Outer Space|Geoff St. Reynard