[ UK /ʃˈɛlv/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɛɫv/ ]
  1. place on a shelf
    shelve books
  2. hold back to a later time
    let's postpone the exam
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How To Use shelve In A Sentence

  • Use your noddle - clear the shelves before you paint the cupboard!
  • He ran the torch over the shelves cabinets table drawers but there were no more photographs and no obvious photo albums.
  • Lazy Susans, pullout shelves, and special trays can make kitchen cabinets much more useful.
  • Gumball machines decorated the shelves and children could still buy gummies for one cent.
  • The designer goods are in there, but they must be ferreted out of mass quantities stacked on undifferentiated shelves in an encompassing sprawl.
  • All staff, from Stilwell to the summer interns who answered phones and restocked supply shelves, were assembled and scattered among the desks in the largest space in the headquarters, where partitions had been removed to give them an unobstructed view of their candidate. O: A Presidential Novel
  • The lacquered cream cabinet sits on an elm stand, and there are four removable shelves inside. Times, Sunday Times
  • There were file cabinets scattered in all sides of the room, and also drawers, cabinets, and tall shelves.
  • The bestiaries proved troublesome too, as all the ones she could find were chained to their shelves. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
  • There is no floral chintz, no shelves packed with knick-knacks; there's no ornate wrought iron, no statuary, no bookshelves.
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