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Synonyms for heel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heelnoun

    the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  2. heelnoun

    the back part of the human foot

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  3. cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heelnoun

    someone who is morally reprehensible

    "you dirty dog"

    firedog, wienerwurst, hound, weenie, frank, frankfurter, hotdog, cad, hound dog, detent, dog, pawl, bounder, wiener, frump, computer-aided design, click, hot dog, blackguard, dog-iron, domestic dog, andiron, leaper

  4. heelnoun

    one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  5. heelnoun

    the lower end of a ship's mast

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  6. heelverb

    (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  7. list, heelverb

    tilt to one side

    "The balloon heeled over"; "the wind made the vessel heel"; "The ship listed to starboard"

    name, reheel, list, number, lean

  8. heelverb

    follow at the heels of a person

    reheel, list

  9. heelverb

    perform with the heels

    "heel that dance"

    reheel, list

  10. heelverb

    strike with the heel of the club

    "heel a golf ball"

    reheel, list

  11. heel, reheelverb

    put a new heel on

    "heel shoes"

    reheel, list

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. heelverb

    (Naut.) incline, lean

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "heel":

    talon, stub, counterfoil, inclination, bead, achilles, camel, lug

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  1. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    The lusts and greeds of the body scandalize the Soul but it has to come to heel.

  2. Marcel Fratzscher:

    Low investment is the Achilles' heel of the German economy.

  3. Wayne Koff:

    We will have found the Achilles heel of HIV.

  4. Alan MacGill:

    The devices can help control excessive motion in the foot, the shoe should be the correct size for the child and not too flimsy from toe to heel.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    When a guide meets up with someone who is lost, ordinarily his reaction is to direct him on the right path, not mock or malign him, then turn on his heel and walk away. As for you, lead someone to the truth and you will find that he can follow. But as long as you don’t point it out to him, don’t make fun of him; be aware of what you need to work on instead.

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