- 1 1.1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] talón (masculine) to be at sb's heels ir* detrás de algn to turn on one's heel dar(se)* media vuelta to be (close/hard/hot) on the heels of sb ir* pisándole los talones a algn a second tremor followed hard on the heels of the first un segundo temblor siguió inmediatamente al primero to be down at heel (British English/inglés británico) andar* desaliñado or mal arreglado a down-at-heel old man un viejo desaliñado or con aspecto de venido a menos to bring sb to heel hacer* entrar en vereda a algn to call sb to heel llamar a algn al orden heel(, boy)! (to dog) ¡ven aquí! to cool o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) kick one's heels esperar con impaciencia where 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/familiar] to dig one's heels in cerrarse* en banda to take to one's heels salir* corriendo or [colloquial/familiar] pitando, poner* pies en polvorosa [colloquial/familiar] to tread on sb's heels (follow uncomfortably close) pisarle los talones a algn (lit: step on) pisar a algn drag1 1 2, pair1 1 1More example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (of shoe) tacón (m), taco (m) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) high/low heels tacones or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) tacos altos/bajos
- 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.
More example sentences1.3 (of hosiery) talón (masculine)
- 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.
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- 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.
The CAP (Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica) is a course taken in Spain by graduates with degrees in subjects other than education, who want to teach at secondary level. Students take a CAP in a particular subject, such as mathematics, literature, etc.
- 1 [shoes] ponerles* tacones or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) tacos nuevos a; [high-heeled shoes] ponerles* tapas or (Chile) tapillas aMore 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] talonarMore 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.