shelve

shelve(
shehlv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to place on a shelf)
a. colocar en estantes
It would be advisable for you to shelve all those books so that they're more organized.Te conviene colocar en estantes todos esos libros para que queden más ordenados.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Leave your used books on this cart and the librarian will shelve them later.Pon tus libros usados en esta carretilla y la bibliotecaria los pondrá en los estantes más tarde.
The librarian shelved all the new books the library just received.El bibliotecario colocó en las estanterías todos los nuevos libros que la biblioteca acaba de recibir.
2. (to postpone)
a. aparcar
We don't have the time to discuss all the details, so let's shelve this project for now.No tenemos el tiempo para discutir todos los detalles, así que aparquemos este proyecto por ahora.
b. dar carpetazo a
Given our budget, we'll have to shelve these plans until next year.Dado nuestro presupuesto, tendremos que dar carpetazo a estos planes hasta el año que viene.
c. posponer
Let's shelve this building project until we hire more men to help us.Pospongamos este proyecto de construcción hasta que contratemos más hombres para que nos ayuden.
d. cajonear (River Plate)
We don't have enough information to discuss this agenda item, so let's shelve it until we do.No tenemos suficiente información para discutir este punto del temario, así que cajoneémoslo hasta que la tengamos.
3. (to install shelving in)
a. poner estantes en
We decided to shelve an entire wall instead of hanging paintings.Decidimos poner estantes en toda una pared en vez de colgar cuadros.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to slope away)
a. bajar
The sand at the beach shelved much more steeply than I'd expected.La arena en la playa bajaba mucho más abruptamente de lo que había esperado.
b. descender
The earth shelves away really gradually here so the water is very shallow.La tierra desciende muy gradualmente aquí, así que el agua es poco profunda.
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shelve
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (postpone)
a. aparcar, posponer
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
shelve [ʃelv]
transitive verb
(postpone) dar carpetazo a
intransitive verb
(slope away) formar declive
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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