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heel1

heel1

 
pronunciation:
hil
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
at one's heels, kick up one's heels
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the rounded, back part of the human foot, or a part like it in an animal.
definition 2: the part of a shoe that supports the back part of a human foot.
definition 3: the end piece of something.
I cut off the heel of the loaf of bread.
phrase: at one's heels
phrase: kick up one's heels
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: heeled, heeling, heels
definition 1: to provide with heels.
The man at the shoe repair shop heeled my old boots.
definition 2: to follow closely behind.
The dog heeled at its owner's command.
Homophone Note
The words heel, heal, and the contraction he'll, sound alike, but each has a different meaning.
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