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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shelve /ˈʃɛlv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shelve v. t.
 1. To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a library.
 2. To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely; as, to shelve an officer; to shelve a claim.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shelve, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shelved p. pr. & vb. n. Shelving.]  To incline gradually; to be slopping; as, the bottom shelves from the shore.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone,
            prorogue, hold over, put over, table, set back,
            defer, remit, put off]
      2: place on a shelve; "shelve books"