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shuck

 (shŭk)
n.
1.
a. A husk, pod, or shell of a seed, nut, or fruit, such as a pecan or an ear of corn.
b. A shell of a bivalve, such as an oyster or clam.
c. The exoskeleton or pupal case of an insect larva or nymph, especially one that has been shed.
2. often shucks Informal Something worthless: an issue that didn't amount to shucks.
tr.v. shucked, shuck·ing, shucks
1.
a. To remove the husk or shell from: shuck corn.
b. To open the shell of (a bivalve): shuck oysters.
2. Informal To cast off: shucked their coats and cooled off; a city trying to shuck a sooty image.
interj. shucks (shŭks)
Used to express mild disappointment, disgust, or annoyance.

[Origin unknown. Interj., alteration of shit.]

shuck′er n.

shuck

(ʃʌk)
n
(Biology) the outer covering of something, such as the husk of a grain of maize, a pea pod, or an oyster shell
vb (tr)
1. to remove the shucks from
2. informal chiefly US and Canadian to throw off or remove (clothes, etc)
[C17: American dialect, of unknown origin]
ˈshucker n

shuck

(ʃʌk)

n.
1. a husk or pod, as the outer covering of corn, hickory nuts, etc.
2. Usu., shucks. something useless or worthless.
3. the shell of an oyster or clam.
v.t.
4. to remove the shucks from: to shuck corn.
5. to remove or discard: to shuck one's clothes.
6. to get rid of (often fol. by off): to shuck off a bad habit.
interj.
7. shucks, (used as a mild exclamation of disgust or regret.)
[1665–75; orig. uncertain]

shuck


Past participle: shucked
Gerund: shucking

Imperative
shuck
shuck
Present
I shuck
you shuck
he/she/it shucks
we shuck
you shuck
they shuck
Preterite
I shucked
you shucked
he/she/it shucked
we shucked
you shucked
they shucked
Present Continuous
I am shucking
you are shucking
he/she/it is shucking
we are shucking
you are shucking
they are shucking
Present Perfect
I have shucked
you have shucked
he/she/it has shucked
we have shucked
you have shucked
they have shucked
Past Continuous
I was shucking
you were shucking
he/she/it was shucking
we were shucking
you were shucking
they were shucking
Past Perfect
I had shucked
you had shucked
he/she/it had shucked
we had shucked
you had shucked
they had shucked
Future
I will shuck
you will shuck
he/she/it will shuck
we will shuck
you will shuck
they will shuck
Future Perfect
I will have shucked
you will have shucked
he/she/it will have shucked
we will have shucked
you will have shucked
they will have shucked
Future Continuous
I will be shucking
you will be shucking
he/she/it will be shucking
we will be shucking
you will be shucking
they will be shucking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shucking
you have been shucking
he/she/it has been shucking
we have been shucking
you have been shucking
they have been shucking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shucking
you will have been shucking
he/she/it will have been shucking
we will have been shucking
you will have been shucking
they will have been shucking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shucking
you had been shucking
he/she/it had been shucking
we had been shucking
you had been shucking
they had been shucking
Conditional
I would shuck
you would shuck
he/she/it would shuck
we would shuck
you would shuck
they would shuck
Past Conditional
I would have shucked
you would have shucked
he/she/it would have shucked
we would have shucked
you would have shucked
they would have shucked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shuck - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seedsshuck - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
bran - broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
plant material, plant substance - material derived from plants
Verb1.shuck - remove from the shell; "shuck oysters"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
2.shuck - remove the shucks from; "shuck corn"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

shuck

verb
Informal. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective, for example.Also used with off:
Informal: chuck, jettison.
Slang: ditch.
Translations

shuck

[ʃʌk]
A. N
1. (= husk) → vaina f, hollejo m
2. (US) [of shellfish] → concha f (de marisco)
3. shucks!¡cáscaras!
B. VT
1. [+ peas etc] → desenvainar
2. (US) [+ shellfish] → desbullar

shuck

[ˈʃʌk] (US)
n [peas, beans] → cosse f; [corn] → spathe f; [oyster] → coquille f
vt
[+ corn, peas] → écosser; [+ oysters] → écailler

shuck

(US)
nSchale f; (of corn, peas)Hülse f
vt
(= shell)schälen; peasenthülsen
(inf) he shucked his jacketer warf seine Jacke ab
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