Translation of "heel" - English-French dictionary


noun /hiːl/

the back part of the foot

I have a blister on my heel.

the part of a sock etc that covers this part of the foot

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

The heel has come off this shoe.

à talons (…)
high-heeled shoes.
at/on one’s heels

close behind one

en son for intérieur
The thief ran off with the policeman close on his heels.
kick one’s heels

to be kept waiting

I was left kicking my heels for half an hour.
take to one’s heels

to run away

prendre ses jambes à son cou
The thief took to his heels.
to heel

(of dogs etc) at a person’s heel

rester au pied
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).

tourner les talons
Alice turned on her heels and walked out of the room

(Translation of “heel” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)