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


See definition of heel

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/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, leg it, 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

      North American informal

      light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skidoo

      Australian informal

      go through, shoot through

      archaic

      fly, levant

      ANTONYMS

      stay put