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shoehorn

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃuː.hɔːn/  us   /-hɔːrn/
a smooth, curved piece of plastic or metal that you hold in the back of your shoe when putting it on, to help your foot slide into it

shoehorn

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˈʃuː.hɔːn/  us   /-hɔːrn/ informal
to fit something tightly in a particular place, often between two other things: This tiny restaurant is shoehorned between two major banks.
Translations of “shoehorn”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鞋拔…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鞋拔…
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