shelf

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɛlf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃɛlf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shelf )


Inflections of 'shelf' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": shelves
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shelf

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [top, bottom, middle] shelf
  2. a [loose, wobbly, fitted, tight, secure. sturdy] shelf
  3. a [book, wardrobe, cupboard, garage] shelf
  4. will be on store shelves in [April]
  5. a [wooden, metal, plastic] shelf
  6. the [continental, island] shelf
  7. [displayed, strewn, thrown, put] on the shelves
  8. [stock, replenish, check] the shelves
  9. [dust, clean, wipe] the shelf
  10. put [that, it] back on the shelf
  11. take [items, products, shoes, magazines] from the shelf
  12. steal [items] from the shelves
  13. the items can be [bought, purchased] off the shelf
  14. will be taken off the shelves due to [a manufacturing defect, complaints]
  15. the shelf [collapsed, buckled, broke, snapped] under the weight
  16. a shelf with [books, photos, ornaments, dishes]
  17. a shelf [stacked, crammed] with [books]
n as adj
  1. the shelf life of [a product, the loaf of bread]
  2. has a [short, long] shelf life
  3. [extend, prolong] its shelf life
  4. (put up) shelf brackets
  5. an off-the-shelf [product, model]
  6. top-shelf [magazines, publications]
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