"shelves" in the noun sense
a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
2. ledge, shelf
a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
"shelves" in the verb 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"
place on a shelf
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