heal vs heel : Common Errors in English

About heal vs heel

Heal is what you do when you get better. Your heel is the back part of your foot. Achilles’ heel was the only place the great warrior could be wounded in such a way that the injury wouldn’t heal. Thus any striking weakness can be called an “Achilles’ heel.” To remember the meaning of “heal,” note that it is the beginning of the word “health.”

heal Meaning(s)

  • (v) heal or recover
  • (v) get healthy again
  • (v) provide a cure for, make healthy again

heel Meaning(s)

  • (n) the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
  • (n) the back part of the human foot
  • (n) someone who is morally reprehensible
  • (n) one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
  • (n) the lower end of a ship's mast
  • (n) (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft
  • (v) tilt to one side
  • (v) follow at the heels of a person
  • (v) perform with the heels
  • (v) strike with the heel of the club
  • (v) put a new heel on

heal in News

  1. 7 Corporate Titans Selling Spirituality

    In our inherent willingness to believe we can change and heal and tap into the power of our higher selves, we shell out $10 billion annually to those who promise to make the process as
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  2. Apology made, accepted; school board members hope to ‘heal, move on’

    MANCHESTER — School board member Ron Atwater — the target of racially tinged comments by fellow board member Michael Crockett — said Monday he hopes the board can “heal and move on.”
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Journal Inquirer

  3. Radiation Skin Relief™ Helps Heal Skin Damage from Radiation Therapy

    TriDerma Radiation Skin Relief™, recommended by patients, doctors and radiation oncologists for years, is now available in the First Aid department of supercenters in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Louisiana. TriDerma Radiation Skin Relief helps heal skin damaged from radiation therapy, serving a need not previously addressed by traditional retail outlets. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PRWeb

heel in News

  1. WWE: A Chris Jericho Heel Turn Makes Sense, but Daniel Bryan, Too? No! No! No!

    Top-tier faces in WWE, already small in number, could be further depleted with news of not one but two possible face-to-heel turns. And no, Randy Orton is not among them. F4WOnline.com (via WrestleZone.com ) reports that heel turns may be in the works for Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho . According to the report, the turns could come much sooner than later: It's very possible that we could see ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. In heel stabbing, woman claims self-defense

    HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel told police she was trying to protect herself. Houston police say 44-yearold Ana Lilia Trujillo told investigators the man was attacking her and she acted in self-defense. read more
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Times Record

  3. Heel Stabbing Suspect Claims Self-Defense

    A Houston woman charged with murder for stabbing a University of Houston professor to death with a stiletto heel said she acted in self-defense.        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: ABC News

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