- 1 1.1 (Anatomy) to be at somebody's heelsir detrás de alguiento turn on one's heeldar(se) media vueltato be (close/hard/hot) on the heels of somebodyir pisándole los talones a alguiena second tremor followed hard on the heels of the firstun segundo temblor siguió inmediatamente al primeroto be down at heel (British)andar desaliñado or mal arregladoa down-at-heel old manun viejo desaliñado or con aspecto de venido a menosto bring somebody to heelhacer entrar en vereda a alguiento call somebody to heelllamar a alguien al ordenheel(, boy)! (to dog)¡ven aquí!to cool or (British also) kick one's heelsesperar con impacienciawhere have you been? I've been cooling my heels here for half an hour¿dónde has estado? me has tenido aquí plantado or colgado media hora [colloquial]to dig one's heels in to take to one's heelssalir corriendosalir pitando [colloquial]poner pies en polvorosa [colloquial]to tread on somebody's heels(follow uncomfortably close) pisarle los talones a alguien(lit: step on) pisar a alguien→ drag 1 2, → pair 1 1 1Example 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 altos/bajostacos altos/bajos (Southern Cone)Example 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.
ponerles tacones nuevos a
ponerles tacos nuevos a (Southern Cone)(high-heeled shoes)
ponerles tapas a
ponerles tapillas a (Chile)Example 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)
- 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.
- 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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