- to work as a detective.
- to go softly, as if wearing rubber shoes; move or act snoopily or stealthily.
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How to use gumshoe in a sentence
Montalbán endowed his Catalan gumshoe with an equally impressive set of quirks that are aired and explored in each book.The Foodie Detective: The Pepe Carvalho Novels by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán|Malcolm Forbes|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In some ways, The Hypnotist hews closer to the American gumshoe tradition.
The book on which I was doing all the gumshoe reporting, Godtalk, is now a time capsule.
Not some cheesy gumshoe operation with frosted-glass windows and the lingering stench of stale cigar smoke.
Under McCullogh's regime this open-shop gumshoe artist had free access to the jail with instructions to go as far as he liked.The Everett massacre|Walker C. Smith
I'm sure the gumshoe when it comes to pipin' a man off so's I got his photograph in my eye.Under Handicap|Jackson Gregory
A gumshoe outlasts a hobnailed sole and a rubber tube full of air is better than a steel tire.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
And consider the appropriateness of the figures of speech, as Gumshoe would say.
One for the Gumshoe, said Tony blithely, as they turned onto the campus.