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English definition of “shelve”

shelve

verb [I] (SLOPE)    /ʃelv/ specialized
When a surface such as the bottom of the sea shelves, it slopes down gradually: The sea bed shelves gently for several hundred metres.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
(Definition of shelve verb (SLOPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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