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shoehornnoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃuː.hɔːn/  us   /-hɔːrn/
a ​smooth, ​curvedpiece of ​plastic or ​metal that you ​hold in the back of ​yourshoe when putting it on, to ​helpyourfootslide into it

shoehornverb [T often passive]

uk   /ˈʃuː.hɔːn/  us   /-hɔːrn/ informal
(Definition of shoehorn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shoehornnoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃuˌhɔrn/
a ​smooth, ​curvedpiece of ​plastic or ​metal that is ​placed in the back of a ​shoe when putting it on in ​order to ​help the ​footslide in more ​easily

shoehornverb [T]

 us   /ˈʃuˌhɔrn/
to ​fit something or someone into a ​tightplace: We’d have to ​build another ​school to shoehorn all ​ourstudents in.
(Definition of shoehorn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shoehorn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 鞋拔…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鞋拔…
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