verb (used with object), shelved, shelv·ing.
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verb (used without object), shelved, shelv·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for shelve
When Kubrick explained that the resulting movie would be seven hours long, they agreed to shelve the script.‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse|Andrew Romano|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If they read Nelson carefully, they'll hear a muted warning to shelve Paul Ryan's budget plans.What Lessons Can American Conservatives Take from Our British Counterparts?|David Frum|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That's really expensive, and it requires a lot of labor to keep track of all of those SKUs, figure out where to shelve them, etc.
So should we shelve the personal-empowerment movement if we want to have long and happy marriages?
Nay more, there is sometimes, however rarely as yet, an ominous disposition even in clerical circles to shelve the Bible.To My Younger Brethren|Handley C. G. Moule
Ah, well; then we'll shelve that subject too for the present.
The very thoroughness of his intention for that advanced date inclined him all the more readily to shelve the subject now.Two on a Tower|Thomas Hardy
Two more rooms were taken over from the Legislative Council in 1881 and temporarily the Library could shelve all its books.Report of the Chief Librarian|J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
But he could shelve the side-issue, and fall back on the previous question with a sense of getting out of shoal water.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan