Definition of heel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    heel

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//hiːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hiːl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they heel
    BrE BrE//hiːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hiːl//
     
    he / she / it heels
    BrE BrE//hiːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hiːlz//
     
    past simple heeled
    BrE BrE//hiːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hiːld//
     
    past participle heeled
    BrE BrE//hiːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hiːld//
     
    -ing form heeling
    BrE BrE//ˈhiːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhiːlɪŋ//
     
     
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    repair shoe
  1. 1[transitive] heel something to repair the heel of a shoe, etc.
  2. of boat
  3. 2[intransitive] heel (over) to lean over to one side The boat heeled over in the strong wind.
  4. Word Originverb sense 1 Old English hēla, hǣla, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hiel. verb sense 2 late 16th cent.: from obsolete heeld, hield ‘incline’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hellen.
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