verb (used with object), shelved, shelv·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM shelveshelver, noun
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verb (used without object), shelved, shelv·ing.
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How to use shelve in a sentence
A few weeks later, the entertainment juggernaut had to halt park operations in much of the world because of the spreading coronavirus and shelve its theatrical release schedule because movie theaters around the world were closing.Disney took a hit during the pandemic, but you wouldn’t know it from its stock price|Steven Zeitchik|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
With the future of the app in the United States no longer a question and the sale to Oracle shelved, that stability has marketers more comfortable committing additional ad dollars to the short-form video app.‘The momentum is there’: In 2021, marketers are starting to see TikTok as a staple of the social budget|Kristina Monllos|February 12, 2021|Digiday
“WandaVision” puts to rest any thoughts of the Marvel Studios machine losing steam during a pandemic that has temporarily shelved two of its 2020 superhero films.‘WandaVision’ on Disney Plus gives Marvel Studios its first true power couple|David Betancourt|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
To be clear, ABC News Live has not entirely shelved its original programming plans.
This standalone garment rack from Iris is roughly 40 inches tall and features hanging storage combined with a shelving unit in one.Garment racks for maximizing space in every type of room|PopSci Commerce Team|September 9, 2020|Popular Science
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
Today, Selig issued a 211-game suspension that would shelve the Yankee star for the rest of the year and all of next.
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?
Observe thief, but thieves and to thieve; loaf, but loaves; shelf, but shelves and to shelve.The Sounds of Spoken English|Walter Rippmann
These are the momentous, the pressing questions which a man can only shelve at his peril.Sermons|J. B. Lightfoot
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)
Dr Chapple has done nothing more than shelve it, for as we have seen his remedy is both practically and morally impossible.A Plea for the Criminal|James Leslie Allan Kayll
Oh, perhaps the next time we chat together, he laughed, anxious to shelve the matter for the moment.The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead