Translation of "heel" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /hiːl/ us /hil/

the back part of your foot


B1 the part of a shoe that is under your heel

high heels

(Translation of “heel” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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.

de tacón…
high-heeled shoes.
at/on one’s heels

close behind one

en el fondo
The thief ran off with the policeman close on his heels.
kick one’s heels

to be kept waiting

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

to run away

darse a la fuga, echar a correr, salir pitando
The thief took to his heels.
to heel

(of dogs etc) at a person’s heel

obedecer, seguir de cerca al dueño
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)

dar media vuelta
Alice turned on her heels and walked out of the room.

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