heel

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhiːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hil/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hēl)


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heel

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the heel of my [foot, shoe]
  2. the heel is too [loose, tight]
  3. the heel is rubbing too much
  4. the heel is giving me a blister
  5. am getting a blister from the heel
  6. the heel doesn't fit right
  7. the heel should hug your foot
  8. my [right, left] heel
  9. think I sprained my heel
  10. was standing on his heels
  11. landed on his heels
  12. drags her heels when she walks
  13. figurative: is dragging his heels with the [project, work]
  14. figurative: stop dragging your heels!
  15. figurative: is always dragging his heels (with)
  16. is wearing (high) heels
  17. the heels are [huge, enormous]!
  18. am [tired, sore] from walking in (high) heels
  19. can I borrow a pair of heels?
  20. has a [three-inch] heel
  21. turned on her heel and [left, ran off, walked away]
  22. the [dogs, animals] were snapping at his heels
  23. following them hot on their heels
  24. idiom: has always been his Achilles heel
  25. idiom: under the heel of the [tyrant, dictator]
n as adj
  1. suffers from heel pain
  2. high-heel shoes
v
  1. tell your dog to heel
  2. make your dog heel
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