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noun [countable] heel pronunciation in British English /hiːl/
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  1. 1
    the back part of your foot, below your ankle

    I’ve got a sore heel.

    sit back on your heels:

    He sat back on his heels and swore.

  2. 2
    the part underneath the back of a shoe

    black boots with low heels

    1. a.


      [plural] women’s shoes with high heels
  3. 3
    the part of a sock etc that goes over the back of your foot. The other end is called the toe.
  4. 4
    the part of the front of your hand nearest your wrist

    Apply some pressure to your lower back with the heels of your hands.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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