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shellacked

1. slang Severely beaten or battered; thrashed. Primarily heard in US. I walked into a rough part of town and got shellacked by a groups of thugs.
2. slang Decisively defeated or dominated. Primarily heard in US. We knew we didn't have any chance of winning the game, so our goal was not to get completely shellacked.
3. dated slang Extremely drunk; plastered. I've gotta get up early for work tomorrow, so I can't be here getting shellacked until all hours of the night.
See also: shellac

shellacked

1. mod. beaten; outscored. They were shellacked, and they knew it.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated; overcome by booze. Ernie was so shellacked he couldn’t see.
See also: shellac
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I watched my favorite pro basketball team last night, and they just got shellacked.
We got shellacked,'' said Valencia's Annie Kellogg.
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