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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.
-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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