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heel

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. -heeled
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
poireauter
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
(Definition of heel from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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