[+ obj] 1 : to put (something) on a shelf
▪ He shelved the books/products. ▪ The books were shelved according to category.2 : to stop doing or thinking about (something) for a period of time
▪ The idea/plan/project was shelved.3 US : to make (someone) unable to play or perform — usually used as (be) shelved ▪ He was shelved by injury last year. [=he was unable to play because he was injured]
▪ He shelved the books/products. ▪ The books were shelved according to category.
▪ The idea/plan/project was shelved.