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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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  ( 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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