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shelve1 / shelv/ • v. [tr.] 1. place or arrange (items, esp. books) on a shelf. ∎ fig. decide not to proceed with (a project or plan), either temporarily or permanently: plans to reopen the school have been shelved. 2. fit with shelves: one whole long wall was shelved. DERIVATIVES: shelv·er n. shelve2 • v. [intr.] (of ground) slope downward in a specified manner or direction: the ground shelved gently down to the water.

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shelve †tilt XVI; slope gradually XVII. perh. back-formation from shelvy having sandbanks (XVI), f. SHELF2 + -Y2.

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shelvemultivalve, salve, valve •lipsalve • check valve • univalve •bivalve •delve, helve, shelve, twelve •absolve, devolve, evolve, exsolve, involve, revolve, solve

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