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German translation of “heel”

heel

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

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