Definition of shoe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    shoe

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ʃu//
     
     
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  1. 1one of a pair of outer coverings for your feet, usually made of leather or plastic a pair of shoes He took his shoes and socks off. What's your shoe size? a shoe brush shoe polish see also snowshoe
  2. 2= horseshoe
  3. Idioms
    be in somebody's shoes,put yourself in somebody's shoes
     
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    to be in, or imagine that you are in, another person's situation, especially when it is an unpleasant or difficult one I wouldn't like to be in your shoes when they find out about it. Well what would you do? Just put yourself in my shoes.
    fill somebody's shoes
     
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    to do someone's job in an acceptable way when they are not there
    if I were in your shoes
     
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    used to introduce a piece of advice you are giving to someone If I were in your shoes, I'd resign immediately.
    if the shoe fits (, wear it)
     
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    if you feel that a remark applies to you, you should accept it and take it as a warning or criticism I didn't actually say that you were lazy, but if the shoe fits…
    shake in your shoes(informal)
     
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    to be very frightened or nervous
    the shoe is on the other foot
     
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    used to say that a situation has changed so that someone now has power or authority over the person who used to have power or authority over them
    step into somebody's shoes
     
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    to continue a job or the work that someone else has started She stepped into her father's shoes when he retired.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shoe