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English definition of “shoe”

shoe

noun [C]     /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 shopShoes and shoemaking a horseshoeHorse ridingHorse racing
(Definition of shoe noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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