shoehorn  /ˈʃuhɔrn/  verb

[+ object]

: to force (something or someone) into a small space, a short period of time, etc.

  • A parking garage has been shoehorned between the buildings.
  • She’s trying to shoehorn a year’s worth of classes into a single semester.
  • I don’t know how they managed to shoehorn everyone into that little room.
  • He was trying to shoehorn the cooler into the back of the van.