Synonyms of heel in English

: heel1heel2

heel1


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noun

1‘shoes with low heels’

SYNONYMS
wedge, wedge heel, stiletto, stiletto heel, platform heel, spike heel, Cuban heel, kitten heel, Louis heel, stacked heel

2‘there was the heel of a loaf in the cupboard’

SYNONYMS
tail end, crust, end, remnant, remainder, remains, stump, butt, vestige

Synonyms of heel in English

: heel1heel2

heel2


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verb

1‘the ship was beginning to heel to starboard’

SYNONYMS
lean over, list, cant, careen, tilt, tip, incline, slant, slope, keel over, be at an angle

Phrases

    bring someone or something to heel

    ‘organized crime and corruption have not yet been brought to heel’


    SYNONYMS
    subjugate, conquer, vanquish, defeat, crush, quell, quash, gain mastery over, gain ascendancy over, gain control of, bring under the yoke, bring someone to their knees, overcome, overpower
    tame, break
    informal lick, clobber, hammer, wipe the floor with, walk all over
    take to one's heels

    ‘he shouted a warning and took to his heels’


    SYNONYMS
    run away, run off, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, make a break for it, bolt, flee, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills
    informal beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, hightail it, hotfoot it, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram, hook it, fly the coop, skip off, do a fade
    British informal do a runner, scarper, do a bunk, leg it
    North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skiddoo
    Australian informal go through, shoot through
    archaic fly, levant
    ANTONYMS

    stay put