There are 2 main translations of shelve in Spanish

: shelve1shelve2

shelve1

archivar, v.

Pronunciation /ʃɛlv//ʃɛlv/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (postpone)
    (project/plan) archivar
    (project/plan) aparcar
    (plan/project) darle carpetazo a
    • But, in July, the Government announced it was shelving referenda in Yorkshire & the Humber and the North West.
    • The plan was temporarily shelved due to capital starvation and a shortage of technology, as well as a lack of talent to carry out the project.
    • News that a gambling overhaul could be shelved should prompt Blackpool Council to seek new family attractions for key sites, casino opponents claimed this week.
    • But councillors decided to shelve the plans after protesters claimed the 50 pence-an-hour charge would deter people from using the parks.
    • The author refused to compromise and subsequently the book remained shelved.
    • After Deputy Power made his promise, the Government decided to shelve its plans for decentralisation until after the general election.
    • There is already a deal in place at Bravo for a new TV series, Project Red, which deals exclusively with films that are either shelved or stopped before production.
    • A previous plan to increase the size of the dump in 1994 was shelved and an expansion moratorium was placed the following year.
    • Unfortunately, the Wing Commander's plans for a large experimental military pigeon loft with 400 birds to test his idea were shelved after arguments over who should pay.
    • But talks with the credit - card supplier have ended after the bank decided to shelve plans to open a large customer contact centre in Europe.
    • As if to prove his point, the publishing empire tried to censor, then shelve, the book.
    • But the plans were shelved and the project deemed ‘too ambitious’.
    • The council had decided to temporarily shelve the proposal to standardise the sales illustrations of life insurers.
    • The government temporarily shelved its plans earlier this year because of strong opposition by employees.
    • After selling a script to Miramax, he spent a year developing it before they decided to shelve the project.
    • As expected, Straw has shelved the referendum, but will there be a price to pay?
    • The water authority has temporarily shelved the plans because of local hostility.
    • Fears of a major traffic snarl-up has prompted council chiefs to shelve work on a new cycle route at Sadlers Farm during peak hours.
    • As a result, the council has decided to shelve plans for the e-voting trial in case it caused any disruption.
    • The chiefs have decided to shelve this plan so a decision on the future of emergency services can be taken as part of the strategic review of hospital services across the trust.
  • 2

    • 2.1(place on shelf)

      (books) colocar en estantes
      • I have a vague memory of the books being shelved under ‘C’ in the library when I were a lass.
      • As it is I have to spend a whole five minutes deprograming them (with a little help from the reality of the situation) and quite frankly I could shelve a load of books in that time.
      • I have shelved the book once more in anger and it will remain until the next time I forget the cold harsh reality of cook books and their evil ways.
      • This past winter I was at work, happily shelving a cartful of books, when I looked up and saw, right in front of me, a nun, dressed in full-on nun apparel.
      • It is unfortunate that this book is shelved in the biology section of the bookstore instead of in self-help where it would get the attention it deserves.
      • My books are shelved according to where I expect them to be, and by serendipity.
      • English-language books of aphorisms are most likely to be shelved in the ‘personal growth’ section, offering comforting and uplifting thoughts to help us through the day.
      • I was too busy watching Daisy shelve new books for the librarian.
      • Lee started shelving the books in the box, noting that she had read a few of them herself.
      • Like I would plunk down my quarters, hard earned by shelving half a million books every day at the Great Neck Public Library, to help a frog cross a highway.
      • She looked at his blushing form next to a stack of books to be shelved.
      • The book will thus prove useful even in libraries that already shelve the original sources in which the essays first appeared.
      • An amnesiac mind is a bookstore whose books are shelved spine-in, so we cannot read the titles.
      • I probably would have just thumbed through the pages, looked up the price, and placed it with a pile of other books waiting their turn to be shelved.
      • She let me spend hours helping her shelve and catalog books.
      • There are times when the book should be shelved and left at the library.
      • One of the elderly librarians, who was shelving books nearby, scowled at us.
      • I've already shelved this book for several years, and have no desire to do it again.
      • My back still ached from shelving hundreds of books in the school library.
      • I shelve my own books by colour, and like with jellybeans, the black ones are mighty unappetising.

    • 2.2(install shelving in)

      (room/cupboard/wall) poner estantes en
      (room/wall/cupboard) poner baldas en Spain
      • The walls were shelved all the way down, with the exception of the bathroom door.


There are 2 main translations of shelve in Spanish

: shelve1shelve2

shelve2

bajar, v.

Pronunciation /ʃɛlv//ʃɛlv/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    bajar
    descender
    • The bottom shelved gently down from the margins and levelled out at 10 feet depth just at the point where the reeds ended.
    • Under water, the shingle beach shelves down to rows of small rocks and kelp beneath the low-water mark.
    • From where I stood, the beach shelved steeply into a channel, perhaps chest deep and a long fly cast in width to the edge of the coral, where it rose to no more than my thigh.
    • Less than 5m out from the shore, a mud bank shelves off steeply into the depths, passing through a thick halocline layer in the shallows.
    • Three sides of the feature shelved gently as the waves pushed the shingle towards the shore.
    • White sands shelve steeply down into clear blue-green water.
    • Go through and out the other end to where the bottom shelves up steeply into the kelp zone.
    • If the coastline shelves steeply, then the tsunami would be more devastating as this creates a bigger wave.