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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
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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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