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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.


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



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"


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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The hotel amenities include airport transfers, wireless and wired Internet connections, complimentary newspapers and shoeshines.
Going on two decades of failed attempts to reform cross-ownership, the industry has repeatedly ducked vigorous public argument and grassroots organizing to rely instead on the smiles and shoeshines of insider lobbyists and their wonderfully written legal briefs filed away neatly in an FCC drawer.
The hotel's extras--which make the Four Seasons popular with serious road warriors--include cell phone rental, complimentary overnight shoeshines, one-hour dry cleaning, work areas and bigger-than-usual closets.