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Synonyms for heel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heel(noun)

    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. heel(noun)

    the back part of the human foot

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  3. cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heel(noun)

    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. heel(noun)

    one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  5. heel(noun)

    the lower end of a ship's mast

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  6. heel(verb)

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

    dog, hound, bounder, blackguard, cad

  7. list, heel(verb)

    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. heel(verb)

    follow at the heels of a person

    reheel, list

  9. heel(verb)

    perform with the heels

    "heel that dance"

    reheel, list

  10. heel(verb)

    strike with the heel of the club

    "heel a golf ball"

    reheel, list

  11. heel, reheel(verb)

    put a new heel on

    "heel shoes"

    reheel, list

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. heel(v. n.)

    (Naut.) incline, lean

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use heel in a sentence?

  1. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    I can help put substance in this campaign. The way we see out role in this campaign through our agenda project is to add a heel and a rudder on this ship of the Republican party and give it direction so we can take the American people a real choice.

  2. 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.

  3. Charles Spurgeon:

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

  4. unknown:

    Forgiveness is the beautiful fragrance left on the heel of the shoe after stepping on a bunch of violets.

  5. Chris Christie:

    I'm the only person on stage that's used the PATRIOT Act, I'm the only person on that stage that's used the FISA court, I'm the only person on that stage who has actually fought terrorism, knows how to use those tools, and knows how to bring to terrorism to heel.

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