Meaning of HEEL in English

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 ~s.

▪ rock (back) on

The punch rocked him back on his ~s.

He rocked back and forth on his ~s as he laughed.

▪ pivot on , spin on , turn on

He turned on his ~ and marched away angrily.

▪ click , click together

The officer clicked his ~s together and saluted.

HEEL + VERB

▪ click

HEEL + NOUN

▪ injury

PREPOSITION

▪ at your ~s

She came up the path with two little dogs at her ~s.

▪ under the ~ ( figurative )

For years the nation had been under the ~ of a dictatorial regime.

PHRASES

▪ close on sb's ~s , hard on sb's ~s , hot on sb's ~s ( all figurative )

They reached the border with the police hot on their ~s.

2 part of a shoe/sock

ADJECTIVE

▪ low

▪ high , spike , spiked ( esp. AmE ), stiletto , wedge

▪ three-inch , etc.

▪ boot

VERB + HEEL

▪ catch

She caught her ~ and tripped on the step.

HEEL + NOUN

▪ bar ( BrE )

I took my shoes to a ~ bar to have them repaired.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .