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shoe·horn

 (sho͞o′hôrn′)
n.
A smooth curved implement, often of plastic or metal, inserted at the heel to help put on a shoe.
tr.v. shoe·horned, shoe·horn·ing, shoe·horns
To squeeze into or as if into an insufficient space: The usher shoehorned us into the back of the crowded theater.

shoehorn

(ˈʃuːˌhɔːn)
n
(Tools) a smooth curved implement of horn, metal, plastic, etc, inserted at the heel of a shoe to ease the foot into it
vb
(tr) to cram (people or things) into a very small space

shoe•horn

(ˈʃuˌhɔrn)
n.
1. a shaped piece of horn, metal, or the like, inserted in the heel of a shoe to help it slip on.
v.t.
2. to force into a limited or tight space.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoehorn - a device used for easing the foot into a shoeshoehorn - a device used for easing the foot into a shoe
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
Verb1.shoehorn - fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
Translations
lžíce na boty
ŝukorno
cipőhúzó
skóhorn
een schoenlepel gebruikenpersenproppenschoenlepel
łyżka do butów
skohorn

shoehorn

[ˈʃuːhɔːn] Ncalzador m

shoehorn

[ˈʃuːhɔːrn] nchausse-pied m

shoehorn

[ˈʃuːˌhɔːn] ncalzante m, calzascarpe m inv
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