shelve verb

1 put sth to one side and leave it for a while

ADV. quietly Plans to expand the company have had to be quietly shelved.

VERB + SHELVE be forced to, have to

2 slope

ADV. gently, steeply The ground shelves quite steeply here. | down The beach shelves gently down to the sea.

PREP. to, towards

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