Translation of "heel" - English-German dictionary


noun /hiːl/

the back part of the foot

die Ferse
I have a blister on my heel.

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

die Ferse
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

der Absatz
The heel has come off this shoe.

high-heeled shoes.
at/on one’s heels

close behind one

im Innersten
The thief ran off with the policeman close on his heels.
kick one’s heels

to be kept waiting

ungeduldig warten(lassen)
I was left kicking my heels for half an hour.
take to one’s heels

to run away

die Beine in die Hand nehmen
The thief took to his heels.
to heel

(of dogs etc) at a person’s heel

bei Fuß
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).

auf dem Absatz kehrtmachen
Alice turned on her heels and walked out of the room

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