Definition of shoelace in English:



  • A cord or leather strip passed through eyelets or hooks on opposite sides of a shoe and pulled tight and fastened.

    • ‘I want to know whether he tied the shoelaces of both shoes together.’
    • ‘Dominic nodded, double knotting his shoelaces, and stood up, stretching his arms over his head.’
    • ‘Looking down, she found her new kitten chasing the shoelaces on the shoes on her feet.’
    • ‘Rual tied the shoelace of her shoe as she stood in the doorway.’
    • ‘One of the shoelaces on her sneaker had come untied and was blowing vulnerably in the wind.’
    • ‘I was sitting on the end of the bed, tying the shoelace on my left shoe.’
    • ‘He turned around and grabbed one of my shoelaces, I pulled back my foot to prevent him from doing whatever he was going to do.’
    • ‘He discovered that his favorite shirt was missing a button, and when he started to tie his shoes, his shoelace broke.’
    • ‘As well as these basic manners, youngsters are not being shown skills like how to sit still, to tie shoelaces and fasten buttons.’
    • ‘The tension was thick in the silence as he stood there and pretended to double-check his shoelaces.’
    • ‘She grinned, shoelaces flapping about, and hopped into the passenger side.’
    • ‘As for rats, they'd eat through anything made of leather - they'd go for your shoelaces if you stood still long enough.’
    • ‘I went back the next day and he slowly pulled the shoelace out.’
    • ‘Roth droned and then walked over to shove his feet into a pair of black skateboarding shoes with checkered shoelaces.’
    • ‘Shoes are available with Velcro closures since shoelaces can be a problem.’
    • ‘He'd buy shoes without shoelaces so he didn't have to bend down to pick them up.’
    • ‘He quickly grabbed my shoelace, and pulled it free.’
    • ‘Her shoes suddenly became incredibly interesting and she wondered what the shoelaces were made of.’
    • ‘In full view of the German and Italian troops he pretended to tie his shoelaces and rejoined the wires.’
    • ‘You always run of washer fluid just when you need it, just like shoelaces always snap when you need to wear shoes.’
    bootlace, shoestring, lacing, string, cord, thong, twine, tie
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