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noun [countable] shelf pronunciation in British English /ʃelf/
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  1. 1
    a flat piece of wood, plastic, or glass that is attached to the wall or is part of a piece of furniture, used for putting things on

    He took a book from the shelf.

    top/bottom shelf:

    The plates are on the top shelf.

    1. a.
      used for talking about the goods that are available in shops

      Everything on our shelves is guaranteed fresh.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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