1. shoestring a lace used for fastening shoes
  2. shoe string a lace used for fastening shoes
  3. strings the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
  4. histrionics a performance of a play
  5. pull strings influence or control shrewdly or deviously
  6. shoestring catch (baseball) a running catch made near the ground
  7. bowstring the string of an archer's bow
  8. sweltering excessively hot and humid; marked by sweating and faintness
  9. heartstrings your deepest feelings of love and compassion
  10. estrange remove from customary environment or associations
  11. shoestring fungus any of several fungi of the genus Armillaria that form brown stringy rhizomorphs and cause destructive rot of the roots of some trees such as apples or maples
  12. Hot Springs a town in west central Arkansas
  13. smothering causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
  14. estranged caused to be unloved
  15. histrionic overly dramatic or emotional
  16. posturing adopting a vain conceited posture
  17. strong having strength or power greater than average or expected
  18. pestering causing irritation or annoyance
  19. festering (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
  20. fostering encouragement; aiding the development of something