heel Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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heelnoun [C]

 us   /hil/

heel noun [C] (BODY PART)

the rounded back part of the foot: I’ve got a splinter in my heel. The heel of your hand is the raised, inside part close to the wrist.

heel noun [C] (FOOT COVERING)

the part of a sock or shoe that covers the rounded back part of the foot, or the part of the bottom of a shoe that lifts the back of the foot higher than the front

heel noun [C] (PERSON)

infml a person who treats other people badly and unfairly: I felt like a real heel when I saw how upset she was.

heelverb [I]

 us   /hil/

heel verb [I] (ORDER DOG)

If you say "Heel!" to a dog, you are ordering it to walk close to you.
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