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shelve

verb uk   us   /ʃelv/

shelve verb (DELAY)

[T] to not take action on something until a later time: I've had to shelve my plans to buy a new car, because I can't afford it at the moment.

shelve verb (SHELF)

[T] to put something onto shelves, or to fix shelves somewhere

shelve verb (SLOPE)

[I] specialized geology When a surface such as the bottom of the sea shelves, it slopes down gradually: The sea bed shelves gently for several hundred metres.
Translations of “shelve”
in Chinese (Traditional) 延遲, 延遲處理,擱置…
in Russian прекращать…
in Turkish ertelemek, rafa kaldırmak, sümen altı etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推迟, 推迟处理,搁置…
in Polish odkładać (na półkę)…
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