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shoenoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃuː/
A1 one of a pair of coverings for your feet, usually made of a strong material such as leather, with a thick leather or plastic sole (= base) and usually a heel: flat/high-heeled shoes gym/tennis shoes He put on/took off his new pair of shoes. Hurry and do up/lace up your shoes. a shoe shop a horseshoe
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shoeverb [T]

uk   us   /ʃuː/ (present participle shoeing, past tense and past participle shod or US also shoed)
If you shoe a horse, you nail a horseshoe (= a curved piece of metal) to one or each of its feet.
Translations of “shoe”
in Arabic حِذاء…
in Korean 신발…
in Malaysian kasut, ladam…
in French chaussure, fer à cheval…
in Turkish ayakkabı, pabuç…
in Italian scarpa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鞋, 馬蹄鐵…
in Russian туфля, ботинок…
in Polish but…
in Vietnamese giày, sắt bịt móng…
in Spanish zapato, herradura…
in Portuguese sapato…
in Thai รองเท้า, เกือกม้า…
in German der Schuh, das Hufeisen…
in Catalan sabata…
in Japanese 靴…
in Indonesian sepatu, ladam, sepatu kuda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鞋, 马蹄铁…
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