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heel

noun /hiːl/
the back part of the foot
talón
I have a blister on my heel.
the part of a sock etc that covers this part of the foot
talón
I have a hole in the heel of my sock.
the part of a shoe, boot etc under or round the heel of the foot
tacón
The heel has come off this shoe.
-heeled
de tacón…
high-heeled shoes.
at/on one’s heels close behind one
en el fondo
The thief ran off with the policeman close on his heels.
kick one’s heels to be kept waiting
quedarse plantado esperando
I was left kicking my heels for half an hour.
take to one’s heels to run away
darse a la fuga, echar a correr, salir pitando
The thief took to his heels.
to heel (of dogs etc) at a person’s heel
obedecer, seguir de cerca al dueño
You must teach your dog to walk to heel in a busy street.
turn on one’s heel to turn one’s back (and walk off)
dar media vuelta
Alice turned on her heels and walked out of the room.
(Definition of heel from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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