shoeshine


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shoe·shine

 (sho͞o′shīn′)
n.
1. A shiny finish put on a pair of shoes by brushing and buffing with polish.
2. The act or an instance of putting a shiny finish on shoes.

shoeshine

(ˈʃuːˌʃaɪn)
n
1. the act or an instance of polishing a pair of shoes
2. the appearance or shiny surface of polished shoes

shoe•shine

(ˈʃuˌʃaɪn)

n.
1. an act or instance of cleaning and polishing a pair of shoes.
2. the surface of a polished shoe or shoes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoeshine - a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffingshoeshine - a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing; "his trousers had a sharp crease and you could see your reflection in his shoeshine"
finish, finishing, coating - a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); "the boat had a metallic finish"; "he applied a coat of a clear finish"; "when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"
2.shoeshine - the act of shining shoes; "he charged a dollar for a shoeshine"
polishing, shining - the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"; "every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing"
Translations
kenkäkiillotuskiilto
つや靴磨き

shoeshine

[ˈʃuːʃaɪn]
A. N to have a shoeshinehacerse limpiar los zapatos
B. CPD shoeshine boy, shoeshine man Nlimpiabotas m inv, lustrabotas m inv (LAm), bolero m (Mex), embolador m (Col)
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He's repairing 30 to 40 shoes a day, while an independent contractor is shining 10 to 20 pairs of shoes on the shoeshine stand.
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Discovered walking the streets by kind security guard Dan Unger (James Belushi), the dog is re-christened Shoeshine by Dan's rebellious teenage son Jack (Alex Neuberger), who becomes the first person to discover the beagle's special talents.
Discovered walking the streets by kind security guard Dan Unger (James Belushi), the dog is rechristened Shoeshine by Dan's rebellious teenage son Jack (Alex Neuberger), who becomes the first person to discover the beagle's special talents.