1. shoestring a lace used for fastening shoes
  2. shoe string a lace used for fastening shoes
  3. bowstring the string of an archer's bow
  4. sweltering excessively hot and humid; marked by sweating and faintness
  5. latchstring opener consisting of a string that can be passed through a hole in a door for raising the latch from outside
  6. smothering causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
  7. posturing adopting a vain conceited posture
  8. pestering causing irritation or annoyance
  9. festering (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
  10. shuddering shaking convulsively or violently
  11. fostering encouragement; aiding the development of something
  12. strong having strength or power greater than average or expected
  13. shattering the act of breaking something into small pieces
  14. steering the act of guiding or showing the way
  15. string a lightweight cord
  16. G-string minimal clothing worn by stripteasers
  17. staring (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
  18. hamstring one of the tendons at the back of the knee
  19. estrange remove from customary environment or associations
  20. high-strung being in a tense state