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shelf

noun /ʃelf/ ( plural shelves /ʃelvz/)
a board for laying things on
estante
There are shelves on the kitchen walls I’m thinking of putting up a set of shelves in he study.
a rock surface shaped like a shelf, especially on a mountain or under water.
plataforma
shelve /ʃelv/ verb to put aside, usually for consideration, completion etc later
quedar arrinconado
The project has been shelved for the moment.
to put up shelves in.
poner en el estante/estantería
(of land) to slope gradually
formar declive
The land shelves towards the sea.
on the shelf (of an unmarried woman) no longer likely to attract a man enough for him to want to marry her
quedarse para vestir santos
She didn’t want to be left on the shelf.
(Definition of shelf from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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