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shelve

 
pronunciation:
shelv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shelves, shelving, shelved
definition 1: to put on a shelf or shelves.
He was shelving his books.
definition 2: to put aside; remove from use or consideration, either temporarily or permanently.
Let's shelve this matter until we get more information.
synonyms:
defer, delay, postpone, put aside, suspend, table
similar words:
dispense with, drop, pigeonhole, write off
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to slope gradually.
The beach shelves out a mile to a steep drop-off.
similar words:
incline, slant, slope
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