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Definition of shoehorn verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shoehorn

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈʃuhɔrn//
 
shoehorn something + adv./prep.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shoehorn
 
he / she / it shoehorns
 
past simple shoehorned
 
-ing form shoehorning
 
 
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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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