- to defeat; trounce.
- to thrash soundly.
How to use shellac in a sentence
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.
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.
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.
He shellacked the condensers and other exposed parts and found the proceeding rather effective.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
They are rubbed with linseed oil to prevent the surface cracking, and finally are shellacked.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
This is of hard wood, well shellacked, and consequently non-porous.
I have yet to see a job of new work that has cracked after being shellacked if properly grounded.Practical Graining|William E. (William Edmund) Wall
You notice that the logs are "treated," stained or shellacked, to retain their first color.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney