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English verb: shelve

1. shelve (stative) hold back to a later time


SamplesLet's postpone the exam.


Synonymsdefer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, table


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)delay


Narrower (hyponym)call, hold, probate, reprieve, respite, suspend


Entailcall off, cancel, reschedule, scratch, scrub

2. shelve (contact) place on a shelf


SamplesShelve books.


ExamplesThey shelve the goods


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set









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