shoe

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shoe is part of the Basic English 850.
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shoe is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
shoe

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
shoe

Plural
shoes

A shoe
  1. Two shoes are two things that someone wears on their feet. Shoes have a hard, flat bottom.

Verb[change]

Plain form
shoe

Third person singular
shoes

Simple past
shod

Past participle
shod

Present participle
shoeing

Plain form
shoe

Third person singular
shoes

Simple past
shod

Past participle
shodden

Present participle
shoeing

Plain form
shoe

Third-person singular
shoes

Past tense
shoed

Past participle
shoed

Present participle
shoeing

  1. (intransitive) If you shoe, you put shoes on your feet. We usually use this verb as a past participle: We say say someone is shod if they have shoes on their feet.
    He was dressed and shod, ready to go out.
  2. (transitive) If you shoe a horse, you put horseshoes on the horse.
  3. (transitive) To put protection on something so that it does not get worn down.
    Let's shoe that cane before you get a splinter in your hand!