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shelve

  
  
defer, dismiss, freeze, hold in abeyance, hold over, lay aside, mothball, pigeonhole, postpone, put aside, put off, put on ice, put on the back burner     (informal)   suspend, table     (U.S.)   take a rain check on     (U.S. & Canad. informal)  
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shelve

  
  ( shelves    3rd person present)   ( shelving    present participle)   ( shelved    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If someone shelves a plan or project, they decide not to continue with it, either for a while or permanently.  
Atlanta has shelved plans to include golf in the 1996 Games...      V n  
Sadly, the project has now been shelved.      be V-ed  
2       verb   If an area of ground next to or under the sea shelves, it slopes downwards.  
The shoreline shelves away steeply.      V adv/prep  
...a gently shelving beach.      V-ing  
3    Shelves is the plural of shelf.  

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shelter, shell, sheltered, sheep

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