shoe

[ shoo ]
/ ʃu /

noun, plural shoes, (especially British Dialect) shoon.

verb (used with object), shod or shoed, shod or shoed or shod·den, shoe·ing.

to provide or fit with a shoe or shoes.
to protect or arm at the point, edge, or face with a ferrule, metal plate, or the like.

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Idioms for shoe

Origin of shoe

before 900; (noun) Middle English scho(o), Old English sceō(h), cognate with German Schuh, Old Norse skōr, Gothic skōhs; (v.) Middle English schon, Old English scōg(e)an, cognate with Middle Low German schoi(g)en, Old Norse skūa

OTHER WORDS FROM shoe

shoe·less, adjectivere·shoe, verb (used with object), re·shod, re·shoe·ing.un·der·shoe, nounun·shoed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shoe

shoe shoo
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British Dictionary definitions for in someone's shoes

shoe
/ (ʃuː) /

noun

verb shoes, shoeing or shod (tr)

Word Origin for shoe

Old English scōh; related to Old Norse skōr, Gothic skōhs, Old High German scuoh
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Idioms and Phrases with in someone's shoes (1 of 2)

in someone's shoes

Also, in someone else's shoes; in someone's place or stead. Acting for another person or experiencing something as another person might; in another's position or situation. For example, If you were in my shoes, would you ask the new secretary for a date? or In your shoes I wouldn't accept the offer, or Can you go to the theater in my place? or He was speaking in her stead. The idioms alluding to shoes, with their image of stepping into someone's shoes, date from about 1700 and are generally used in a conditional clause beginning with if. Stead, dating from the 1300s, and place, from the 1500s, are used more loosely. Also see fill someone's shoes; put someone in his or her place; take someone's place.

Idioms and Phrases with in someone's shoes (2 of 2)

shoe

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