1 end, butt or tail or fag (end), stump, remainder, remnant, rind, crust:
You can always freeze the heel of a loaf to use at some later date for breadcrumbs
2 cad, scoundrel, swine, rogue, scamp, philanderer, Old-fashioned worm, knave, Chiefly Brit blackguard, Colloq Brit rotter, Old-fashioned bounder, Slang bastard, Brit sod:
He's an absolute heel - he got her pregnant and then left her.
3 down at heel. US also down at the heels; poor, destitute, impoverished, down and out, on (one's) uppers, in straitened circumstances; shabby, seedy, dowdy, run-down, slovenly, Brit out at elbows, US out at the elbows, Colloq broke, strapped:
Farrington looked down at heel, so I slipped him a fiver.
4 take to (one's) heels. take flight, flee, escape, run off or away, show a clean pair of heels, Colloq split, Brit do a moonlight flit, US take a (run-out) powder, fly the coop, Australian and New Zealand shoot through:
When I mentioned payment, she took to her heels.
5 dog, follow (closely), shadow, chase, pursue:
We have taught our puppy to heel.
list, lean (over), tilt, tip, incline:
The boat heeled as we turned to beat into the wind.
1 back part of the foot
VERB + HEEL
lean back on, sit back on, squat on
She took a potato from the fire and sat back on her heels.
| rock (back) on
The punch rocked him back on his heels. He rocked back and forth on his heels as he laughed.
| pivot on, spin on, turn on
He turned on his heel and marched away angrily.
| click (together)
The officer clicked his heels together and saluted.
She caught her heel and tripped.
HEEL + VERB
HEEL + NOUN
at your ~s
She came up the path with two little dogs at her heels.
| under the ~
(figurative) For years the nation had been under the heel of a dictatorial regime.
(close/hard/hot) on your heels
(figurative) They reached the border with the police hot on their heels.
2 part of a shoe/sock
flat, low | high, spike, stiletto | three-inch, etc.
HEEL + NOUN
I took my shoes to a heel bar to have them repaired.
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