Definition of shoehorn verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shoehorn

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃuːhɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːhɔːrn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shoehorn
BrE BrE//ˈʃuːhɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːhɔːrn//
 
he / she / it shoehorns
BrE BrE//ˈʃuːhɔːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːhɔːrnz//
 
past simple shoehorned
BrE BrE//ˈʃuːhɔːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːhɔːrnd//
 
past participle shoehorned
BrE BrE//ˈʃuːhɔːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːhɔːrnd//
 
-ing form shoehorning
BrE BrE//ˈʃuːhɔːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːhɔːrnɪŋ//
 
 
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shoehorn something + adv./prep. to succeed in putting something into a small space or a place where it does not fit very easily They managed to shoehorn the material onto just one CD.
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