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Synonyms for heel

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. heelverb

    (Naut.) incline, lean

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "heel":

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

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  1. 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.

  2. Charles Spurgeon:

    Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.

  3. Alexis González:

    The train had severed my right leg and part of my left heel.

  4. Mona Hanna-Attisha:

    Teeth are like tree rings, you can see if the kid was lead-exposed, how much lead exposure there was, and when the kid had it. We're also looking at newborn heel spots (the blood taken in hospitals from the heels of all newborns) because lead in water impacts newborns. We're going to get lead levels from those heel spots.

  5. Andreas Essig:

    Now copsin kills bacteria by binding to an essential cell wall building block, the cell wall you can consider like the achilles heel of bacteria, so when you disrupt the cell wall synthesis bacteria usually dies rapidly. The binding pattern of copsin on this building block is very unique and therefore copsin is active against bacteria resistant to conventional antibiotics.

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