Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shelve

2 senses of shelve

Sense 1
postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off -- (hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam")
       => delay -- (act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered")

Sense 2
shelve -- (place on a shelf; "shelve books")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

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