In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(to dog)talón masculineto be at sb's heels — ir detrás de algn
- to turn on one's heel — dar(se) media vuelta
- to be (close/hard/hot) on the heels of sb — ir pisándole los talones a algn
- a second tremor followed hard on the heels of the first — un segundo temblor siguió inmediatamente al primero
- to be down at heel — andar desaliñado / mal arreglado
- a down-at-heel old man — un viejo desaliñado / con aspecto de venido a menos
- to bring sb to heel — hacer entrar en vereda a algn
- to call sb to heel — (reprimand) llamar a algn al orden
- (to dog) heel(, boy)! — ¡ven aquí!
- to cool / kick one's heels — esperar con impaciencia
- where have you been? I've been cooling my heels here for half an hour — ¿dónde has estado? me has tenido aquí plantado / colgado media hora
- to dig one's heels in — cerrarse en banda
- to take to one's heels — salir pitando
- to tread on sb's heels — (step on) pisar a algn
- The classic swelling of the toes, heels, ankles, and wrists was labelled ‘regular gout’.
- This causes the foot to be sharply angled at the heel, with the foot pointing up and outward.
- The ability, and willingness, to fall forward from your ankles while keeping your heel down is key.
- My legs and feet drew a lot of attention, especially my ankles and heels.
- Then, she began to wrap it firmly around her ankle, starting at the heel of her foot and going half way to her knee.
- The commonest ankle sprain is when the heel or foot turn inwards in relation to the lower leg, overstretching the ligaments on the outside of the ankle.
- Start with both heels on the floor and point your feet upward as high as you can.
- If I were to try to locate the sensations I'd say they were at the bottom of my leg in my heel / ankle/toes.
- The older fighter stood there in an empty stance as if he were simply holding a conversation, until the moment she struck at his chest with the heel of her left palm.
- Kneel at his or her feet, put the heel of one hand above his or her navel, put the other hand over your fist with the fingers of both hands pointing toward his or her head.
- Before slamming the heel of his palm into the front door he closes his eyes to imagine the silence that will sweep over his eagerly awaiting audience as he walks onto center stage.
- I closed my eyes a moment, rubbing the center of my forehead - just between my eyebrows - with the heel of my palm.
- This pointing pulls the heel and ankle bones forward putting a great deal of rubbing on the skin on top of the ankle bones and over the tendon in front of the ankle.
- Claire sniffles, rubbing at her eyes with the heel of her palm.
- He rubbed his eye with the heel of his palm and smiled widely.
- He sighed and dropped his forehead against the heel of his hand, digging the spoon into his bowl.
- The balls of your feet should be on the platform, with your heels slightly below.
- It's executed with the inside edge of your hand where your thumb is, not the meaty part near the heel of the palm.
- He struck her in the chest with the heel of his palm and Liz staggered backwards.
- Pressing the heels of my palms against my eyes I tried to shut out the threatening tears and held my breath to keep from weeping.
- The sting of fingernails in the heel of my hand told me that my fist was clenched.
- He stopped and smacked himself in the forehead with the heel of his hand.
- Slight changes in pressure in your toes, heels and ankles are enough to manoeuvre you and the board in the correct direction.
- Grasp the foot of your injured leg with your hand and slowly pull your heel up to your buttocks.
- She shoved the heels of her palms into her eyes as fresh tears flowed.
- The tendon is attached to the back of the heel and is pulled by two muscles in the calf.
- The palm heel should rest just above the horizontal line linking the eyebrow with the base of the ear.
- He closed his eyes, pressing the heels of his palms to his forehead.
- I closed my eyes, pressing the heel of my palm against my forehead.
- Briefly, subjects stood with their heel, calf, buttocks, back, and head fixed with a strap against a vertical backboard.
- Knees are bent and held in front of the chest, with the heels positioned below the hips.
- Then push your foot all the way up in the boot - when you flex the ankle, the heel shouldn't slide up more than half an inch.
- She had broken her shin bone and fractured the inside of her ankle and heel.
- The young cadet clutched his head, hammering the heel of his palm against his forehead.
- Instead of merely cushioning the user's foot, the Pump system offers a custom fit while protecting the heel, the ankle and the collar area of the foot.
- Luckily, the heel of her palm caught her before she hit the stone ground.
- I fell quiet, rubbing the heels of my hands over my face.
- When the phantom pains are coming on strong the illusion is complete; I can feel my toes, my heel and my ankle even if I can't see them.
- Instead, he prescribes taking a stance with your heels directly below your body and focusing on keeping your torso upright.
- He leaned back against the wall, shut his eyes, and gently bashed the heel of his palm into his forehead.
1.2(of shoe)tacón masculinetaco masculine Southern Conehigh/low heels — tacones altos/bajos
- A low heel is more professional than flats or high heels.
- The authors recommend shoes with low heels or better still, none at all.
- The heel of her shoe broke off, but she ran up the stairs anyway.
- He crushed his cigarette stub out beneath the heel of his shoe.
- It started when I kicked my right ankle with the heel of my left shoe.
- As for the sole, the wedge heel has crept into men's shoe styles.
- In interviews with police officers I wore a skirt, blouse, tights, shoes with a slight heel, and a little make-up.
- As the heel of my shoe tapped against the ground it made a click like noise, which echoed through the long narrow corridor.
- He scuffed a pit in the snow with the heel of his shoe.
- Are women as focused on those things as they are with getting, say, the newest Gucci shoes with bamboo heels?
- I spun around on the heel of the shoes and almost collapsed into a bar stool, but luckily the counter was there for me to catch.
- Wood floors must be adequately protected from damp and soft timbers can be easily gouged by heels, chair legs and animal claws.
- Instead of the flats women normally wore, the heel of the shoe was extended a good deal so it appeared that they wearer would be walking on their toes.
- Mine are presently a half-inch above the heel of my shoes.
- They are a plain looking, solid sort of shoe with a chunky heel, quite rigid support and come in an infinite range of colours and limited editions.
- A shoe with a distinct heel will be much, much easier to walk in.
- He ground the heel of his shoe into the feebly sparking wire and scowled.
- I step on it with the heel of my shoe - I certainly didn't miss them.
- No one returns a pair of Gucci shoes claiming that the heel isn't durable.
- Shoes should have adequate arch support and cushioned heels.
1.3(of hosiery)talón masculine
- As he stood with one foot on the top step, it was quite obvious that he had a hole the size of a silver dollar in the right heel of his maroon sock.
- Your sock's heel should fit snugly around your heel.
- The heel is a double knitted fabric, which I think helps the sock to stay up since it pulls the fabric in at the ankles.
- Changing out of his painting clothes after a somewhat disappointing day in his studio, he noticed the worn spot on the heel of his sock.
2(thick part)the heel of one's/the hand — la base / el pulpejo de la mano
3informal(contemptible person)canalla masculine
1(shoes) ponerles tacones nuevos a(shoes) ponerles tacos nuevos a Southern Cone(high-heeled shoes) ponerles tapas a(high-heeled shoes) ponerles tapillas a Chile
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