A girl's heel




  • To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.
  • To add a heel to, or increase the size of the heel of (a shoe or boot).
  • To kick with the heel.
  • To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, etc.
  • To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
  • To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.
  • To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot forward, the heel on the ground and the toe up.
  • To incline to one side; to tilt.
  • Alternative of hele.


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  • From Middle English hele, from Old English hēla, from Proto-Germanic *hanhilaz (compare North Frisian hael, Dutch hiel, Danish and Norwegian hæl, Swedish häl), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *hanhaz ("heel"), equivalent to hock + -le. More at hock.
  • Probably inferred from the past tense of hield, from Middle English heelden, from Old English hyldan, hieldan, cognate with Old Norse hella ("to pour out") (whence Danish hælde).
  • See hele.

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