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Similar words: heels · wheel · eel · feel · heal · heed · hell · keel · peel · reel
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heel

1. noun ANAT, CLOTH of foot, shoe, sock, etc2. noun ANAT of hand3. noun HURL-CAM of hurley4. verb SPOR kick with heel5. verb put new heel on6. verb SAIL lean7. interjection calling dog
phrases
1 noun ANAT, CLOTH of foot, shoe, sock, etcsáil fem2  c m u 2 noun ANAT of handthe heel of the hand meall na boise
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3 noun HURL-CAM of hurleysáil fem2  c m u 4 verb SPOR kick with heel TRANSITIVEsálaigh verb  c m ubuail leis an tsáil VPhe heeled the ball backwards bhuail sé an liathróid siar lena sháil 5 verb put new heel on TRANSITIVEsáil a chur ar 6 verb SAIL lean INTRANSITIVEthe boat is heeling tá an bád ag luí ar a taobhthe ship heeled to leeward luigh an long faoin ngaoth 7 interjection calling dogsna sála chugam
phrases

to be at sb's heels

(also

to be nipping at sb's heels

, to be snapping at sb's heels

)bheith sna sála ag duine

to bring sb to heel

stiúir a chur ar dhuinemúineadh a chur ar dhuineduine a chur faoi smachtduine a smachtúthe government forces managed to bring the rebels to heel d'éirigh le fórsaí an rialtais na reibiliúnaithe a chur faoi choisshe'll bring the children to heel cuirfidh sí smacht ar na páistí

to call a dog to heel

madra a thabhairt sna sála chugatmadra a thabhairt le do sháil

to come to heel

1 start obeyinggéilleadhumhlú 2 of dogteacht sna sála chugat

hot on the heels of sb/sth

(also

hard on the heels of sb/sth

, close on the heels of sb/sth

) 1 just after sb/sthgo dlúth ar shála duine/rudago gairid i ndiaidh duine/rudago géar sna sála ag duine/ruda 2 of pursuitsna sála ar dhuine/rudar shála duine/ruda

in the heel of the hunt

(also

at the heel of the hunt

) i ndeireadh na dálai ndeireadh an laenuair atá deireadh ráite

to be kicking your heels

bheith ag máinneáil thartbheith ag meilt an ama go díomhaoinshe was left kicking her heels for a week fágadh ar feadh seachtaine í gan dada le déanamh aici

to show sb a clean pair of heels

1 in racebheith imithe i bhfad chun tosaigh ar dhuinefolach cnoc a chur ar dhuine 2 be more successful than sbbheith i bhfad chun tosaigh ar dhuineduine a fhágáil i do dhiaidh

the well-heeled

lucht na sál ard

to take to your heels

é a thabhairt do na boinnbaint as amachna boinn a bhaint asteith

to turn on your heel

(also

to spin on your heel

) tiontú ar do sháilcasadh ar do sháil

under sb's heel

faoi chos duinefaoi smacht duinefaoi bhos an chait ag duine

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