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heel1

heel1

 
 
pronunciation:
hil
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
at one's heels, down at the heels, kick up one's heels
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the round, rear part of the human foot, or the corresponding part in animals.
definition 2: the part of a shoe that supports the heel of a human foot.
definition 3: the end piece, as of a loaf of bread.
definition 4: something resembling a human or animal heel in appearance or function.
definition 5: the raised part of the palm of a human hand, next to the wrist.
definition 6: (informal) a thoroughly disreputable or untrustworthy man.
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phrase: at one's heels
phrase: down at the heels
phrase: kick up one's heels
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: heeled, heeling, heels
definition: to provide (shoes or boots) with heels.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of a dog, to follow closely behind its owner at a command.
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Homophone Note
The words heel, heal, and the contraction he'll, sound alike, but each has a different meaning.
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