February 05, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
shoehorn /ˈʃuːˌhoɚn/ verb
shoehorn
/ˈʃuːˌhoɚn/
verb

shoehorns; shoehorned; shoehorning

The man wants to shoehorn the cooler into the back of the van.
The man wants to shoehorn the cooler into the back of the van.
Learner's definition of SHOEHORN

[+ object]

: to force (something or someone) into a small space, a short period of time, etc.

  • A parking garage has been shoehorned between the buildings.

  • She's trying to shoehorn a year's worth of classes into a single semester.

  • I don't know how they managed to shoehorn everyone into that little room.

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