There are 2 translations of heel in Spanish:

heel1

Pronunciation: /hiːl/

n

  • 1 1.1 [Anat] talón (m) 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 (BrE) 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 (BrE also) 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 [familiar/colloquial] to dig one's heels in cerrarse* en banda to take to one's heels salir* corriendo or [familiar/colloquial] pitando, poner* pies en polvorosa [familiar/colloquial] 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 1 1.2 (of shoe) tacón (m), taco (m) (CS) high/low heels tacones or (CS) tacos altos/bajos 1.3 (of hosiery) talón (m)
  • 2 (thick part) the heel of one's/the hand la base or el pulpejo de la mano

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of heel in Spanish:

heel2

vt

  • 1 [shoes] ponerles* tacones or (CS) tacos nuevos a; [high-heeled shoes] ponerles* tapas or (Chi) tapillas a

Phrasal verbs

heel over

v + adv

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.