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heel

noun [C] uk   us   /hiːl/

heel noun [C] (BODY PART)

B2 the rounded back part of the foot
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the part of a sock or shoe that covers the heel of the footB1 the raised part at the back of a shoe, under your heel
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heel noun [C] (PERSON)

old-fashioned informal a person who treats other people badly and unfairly: I felt like a real heel when I saw how I'd upset her.

heel noun [C] (HAND)

the raised part of the palm of your hand nearest the wrist

heel noun [C] (END PART)

the end part of something, especially of a loaf of bread, that is usually left after the rest has been eaten or used

heel

verb [T] uk   us   /hiːl/
to repair the heel of a shoe specialized sports In rugby, to heel the ball is to kick it backwards with the heel.

heel

exclamation uk   us   /hiːl/
said to a dog to order it to come and stand close to you or to walk close to your side as you walk
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