shoe Definition

an outer covering for the foot, typically made of leather or rubber.

Using shoe: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "shoe" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to buy a new pair of shoes.

  • Example

    She kicked off her shoes and sat down on the couch.

  • Example

    He polished his shoes until they shone.

  • Example

    The shoe store has a wide selection of styles and sizes.

shoe Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with shoe

  • fill someone's shoes

    take over someone's position or role


    It won't be easy to fill her shoes as CEO.

  • imagine oneself in someone else's situation or circumstances


    Before criticizing him, try putting yourself in his shoes.

  • shake a leg (or foot)

    hurry up or get moving


    Come on, shake a leg! We're going to be late.


Summary: shoe in Brief

A 'shoe' [ʃuː] is an outer covering for the foot, usually made of leather or rubber. It is a common item of clothing that comes in many styles and sizes, such as boots, sneakers, and trainers. Phrases like 'fill someone's shoes' and 'put oneself in someone else's shoes' are idiomatic expressions that mean taking over someone's position or imagining oneself in someone else's situation.

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