Definition of 'shelve'
Example sentences containing 'shelve'
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It might be tempting quietly to shelve this failure and move on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The disappearance of nearly a mile of steeply shelving shingle has baffled experts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Jobs and dividends are being cut and business leaders are shelving capital investment plans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But fans have now shelved the drive. The Sun (2014)Both have restaurants beside them and gently shelving sands. The Sun (2013)Mines were shut and new projects shelved. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But bigwigs then shelved plans to put it out. The Sun (2008)Many large oil companies have had to delay or shelve big projects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has since shelved the project. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That triggered a predictable round of industry belt-tightening as companies shelved new projects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It wouldn't be a surprise if he quietly shelved his hopes of making it to the top. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And what a beach it is, two miles of gently shelving sand making it popular with families. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A number of resorts quietly shelved plans to open early for the season. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She then locked the door, wheeled a shelving unit in front of it and turned off the light. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One of the quieter beaches in the area, it has gently shelving sands that are ideal for families. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Government has shelved a promised vote on overturning the law until 2012 at the earliest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The present government flirted with an 80% target for home ownership, but quietly shelved it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a big sweep of soft, pale coral sand shelving gently into the Ionian sea. The Sun (2015)If specific financial matters are becoming more trouble than they're worth, it may be best to shelve them for now. The Sun (2016)
Trends of 'shelve'
Used Rarely. shelve is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'shelve'
British English: shelve VERB
If someone shelves a plan or project, they decide not to continue with it, either for a while or permanently.
The authorities has shelved plans to build a driving range.
Definition of shelve from the Collins English Dictionary
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