- 1 1.1 (Anatomy) to be at somebody's heelsto turn on one's heelir detrás de alguiento be (close/hard/hot) on the heels of somebodydar(se) media vueltaa second tremor followed hard on the heels of the firstir pisándole los talones a alguiento be down at heel (British English)un segundo temblor siguió inmediatamente al primeroa down-at-heel old manandar desaliñado or mal arregladoto bring somebody to heelun viejo desaliñado or con aspecto de venido a menosto call somebody to heelhacer entrar en vereda a alguienheel(, boy)! (to dog) to cool o (in British English also) kick one's heelsllamar a alguien al ordenwhere have you been? I've been cooling my heels here for half an houresperar con impacienciato dig one's heels in to take to one's heels¿dónde has estado? me has tenido aquí plantado or colgado media hora [colloquial]to tread on somebody's heelssalir corriendo or [colloquial] pitandoponer pies en polvorosa [colloquial](follow uncomfortably close)pisarle los talones a alguien(lit: step on)→ drag 1 2, → pair 1 1 1pisar a alguienExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (of shoe) high/low heels
- Knees are bent and held in front of the chest, with the heels positioned below the hips.
- This pointing pulls the heel and ankle bones forward putting a great deal of rubbing on the skin on top of the ankle bones and over the tendon in front of the ankle.
- The commonest ankle sprain is when the heel or foot turn inwards in relation to the lower leg, overstretching the ligaments on the outside of the ankle.
tacones or (Southern Cone) tacos altos/bajosExample sentences1.3 (of hosiery)
- I closed my eyes a moment, rubbing the center of my forehead - just between my eyebrows - with the heel of my palm.
- Claire sniffles, rubbing at her eyes with the heel of her palm.
- He rubbed his eye with the heel of his palm and smiled widely.
- They are a plain looking, solid sort of shoe with a chunky heel, quite rigid support and come in an infinite range of colours and limited editions.
- Mine are presently a half-inch above the heel of my shoes.
- A shoe with a distinct heel will be much, much easier to walk in.
- As he stood with one foot on the top step, it was quite obvious that he had a hole the size of a silver dollar in the right heel of his maroon sock.
- Changing out of his painting clothes after a somewhat disappointing day in his studio, he noticed the worn spot on the heel of his sock.
- Your sock's heel should fit snugly around your heel.
- 1(shoes)ponerles tacones or (Southern Cone) tacos nuevos a(high-heeled shoes)ponerles tapas or (Chile) tapillas aExample sentences
- In fact, if you are dining there he will lend you a pair of flip-flops to get back to your chair while he heels your soles.
- 2 (rugby)(ball)Example sentences
- They swiftly heeled a scrum on the champions' line, and Thomson cleverly waited while he assessed his options.
- Within ten minutes, the ball is heeled by the Scottish forwards and sent out to the wing.
- Such preliminary use of a foot would be a new skill to today's players, though much of the time it would merely amount to heeling the ball with the feet in a concerted rucking drive.
- inclinarse(ship)Example sentences
- As the wind increased, the yacht heeled over to a precarious angle and its bow was being continually submerged by the oncoming swell.
- The worst thing, we agreed, was putting on the oilskins in such conditions, whether on a fishing boat or a yacht heeled well over and battering her way into a difficult sea.
- Even as he spoke, the ship heeled over in the rising wind, and he moaned.
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