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heel noun

1 back part of the foot

VERB + HEEL lean back on, sit back on, squat on She took a potato from the fire and sat back on her heels. | rock (back) on The punch rocked him back on his heels. He rocked back and forth on his heels as he laughed. | pivot on, spin on, turn on He turned on his heel and marched away angrily. | click (together) The officer clicked his heels together and saluted. | catch She caught her heel and tripped. | injure

HEEL + VERB click

HEEL + NOUN injury

PREP. at your ~s She came up the path with two little dogs at her heels. | under the ~ (figurative) For years the nation had been under the heel of a dictatorial regime.

PHRASES (close/hard/hot) on your heels (figurative) They reached the border with the police hot on their heels.

2 part of a shoe/sock

ADJ. flat, low | high, spike, stiletto | three-inch, etc.

HEEL + NOUN bar I took my shoes to a heel bar to have them repaired.