Examples of shelve in a Sentence
The books were shelved according to category.
let's shelve the project for now
Recent Examples of shelve from the Web
A row of cash registers sat straight ahead, aisles of shelving stacked with an array of goods, both canned and fresh, stretching long past the lines of patrons waiting to check out.
With Young shelved at first by his knee injury, Collins and the Titans went 13–3 that season.
And then that got shelved because there was no real agenda to really try to do anything with it.
But last year, Florida Power & Light shelved the reactors and set no new deadline, leaving the county with no place to send the water.
Doom was eventually published by Fantasy Flight Games, which used it as a basis for Descent, before quietly shelving hellish sci-fi in favor of its swords ’n’ sorcery IP.
The halfway point is remote Barafundle Bay, a gently shelving slice of beach that is harder to get to since there’s no direct road access.
But the efforts were shelved and since then rivals ranging from Tesla Motor to Alphabet’s Waymo have leaped ahead.
The Guardian suggested that this meant May would probably try to revive a conservative counter-terrorism bill that was shelved earlier this year.
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Origin and Etymology of shelve
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
SHELVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shelve for English Language Learners
: to put (something) on a shelf
: to stop doing or thinking about (something) for a period of time
: to make (someone) unable to play or perform
SHELVE Defined for Kids
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