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heel 1

British English: /hiːl/
American English: /hil/


  • 1 (Anatomy) (of foot) to turn on one's heel a puppy at his heel(s)
    un cucciolo alle calcagna
    to bring a dog to heel
    condurre il cane al piede
    “heel boy!”
    “al piede!”
    to bring [somebody] to heel [figurative]
    ridurre all'obbedienza (rebel)
    riportare all'ordine (dissident, child, employee)
    to come to heel
    venire al piede
    [figurative] (person)
    essere obbediente, sottostare
  • 3 (of hand)
    = parte del palmo della mano in prossimità del polso
  • 7 [figurative] (power)under the heel of the enemy
    sotto il tallone o il dominio del nemico

also: heels plural noun high heels

  • scarpe (feminine) con i tacchi (alti)

transitive verb

  • 1 (repair)
    rifare il tacco a (shoe)


to cool one's heels, kick one's heels

(re)stare ad aspettare, girarsi i pollici

we left him to cool his heels for an hour

l'abbiamo lasciato ad aspettare o a fare anticamera per un'ora

to dig in one's heels, to dig one's heel in

puntare i piedi o impuntarsi

I'm prepared to dig my heels in on o over this

non sono disposto a fare concessioni su questo

to fall o go head over heels

to fall, be head over heels in love with somebody

innamorarsi perdutamente o essere innamorato cotto di qualcuno

to be hard o close on somebody's heels

essere alle calcagna di qualcuno

to be hot on somebody's heels

tallonare qualcuno

to come o follow hard on the heels of somebody

stare alle calcagna di qualcuno

to kick up one's heels

sfogarsi o togliersi la voglia

to show a clean pair of heels, to take to one's heels


Phrasal verbs

heel in:

heel [something] in, heel in [something] (Agriculture)
piantare in vivaio (plant, cutting)
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heel 2

British English: /hiːl/
American English: /hil/

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • (ship)

Phrasal verbs

heel over

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