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 for shelve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shelve \Shelve\, v. t.
     1. To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shelve \Shelve\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shelved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shelving.] [Perhapss originally from the same source as
     shallow, but influenced by shelf a ledge, a platform.]
     To incline gradually; to be slopping; as, the bottom shelves
     from the shore.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "shelve":
     adjourn, ascend, bank, cant, careen, climb, continue, decline,
     defer, delay, descend, dip, dish, drag out, drop, extend, fall,
     fall away, fall off, give up, go downhill, go uphill, grade,
     hang fire, hang up, hold off, hold over, hold up, incline, keel,
     lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay over, lean, list, pigeonhole,
     pitch, postpone, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract,
     push aside, put aside, put away, put in mothballs, put off,
     put on ice, rake, recess, reserve, retreat, rise, set aside,
     set by, shift off, sideline, sidle, slant, sleep on, slope,
     stand over, stave off, stay, store, stow, stretch out, suspend,
     swag, sway, table, table the motion, take a recess, tilt, tip,
     uprise, waive

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