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noun as in beating

noun as in thrashing

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Iowa State has lost three consecutive games, including a 31-point shellacking at the hands of Texas Tech.

Hardly a shellacking, but it is an example of the way Arizona is trending after years of GOP dominance.

The result was a thorough shellacking of the Democratic party from top to bottom.

In 2010, when Democrats lost the House, Obama called it a “shellacking.”

For Paul, the shellacking is even worse, with Clinton beating him by 11 points overall and by 28 points with the kids.

Many politicians who had taken a shellacking would retreat to their home base and start rebuilding a career.

After 2010 shellacking, ‪Democrats belatedly embrace super PACs.

By repeated oiling and shellacking one produces a French polish that is very durable and elastic.

On no account finally connect up the battery to a circuit when shellacking the wire.

Some days should be allowed for the water to evaporate before shellacking.

Shellacking of covers has been advocated by some librarians, but it is doubtful if it pays.


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On this page you'll find 328 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shellacking, such as: defeat, drubbing, slaughter, whipping, annihilation, and bashing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.