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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