What does shelled mean?

Beaten badly

A term used in the context of competition to describe a vicious beatdown of another player.

The term is often used when a pitcher gives up a lot of runs to a team in baseball, most likely through home runs. It comes from being "shell shocked," which is a helpless reaction to encountering a surprising and traumatic blow.


I don't think we will win, we always get shelled by them

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Updated January 7, 2016

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