spin/turn on one's heel

Definition of spin/turn on one's heel

  1. :  to turn away from someone in a very quick or sudden way He told us he had nothing more to say, then he turned on his heel and walked away.

Word by Word Definitions

spinplay
  1. :  to draw out and twist fiber into yarn or thread

    :  to revolve rapidly :  gyrate

    :  to feel as if in a whirl :  reel

  1. :  the act of spinning or twirling something

    :  an instance of spinning or of spinning something

    :  the whirling motion imparted (as to a ball or top) by spinning

turnplay
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as

heelplay
  1. :  the back of the human foot below the ankle and behind the arch

    :  the part of the hind limb of other vertebrates that is similar in structure to the human heel

    :  an anatomical structure suggestive of the human heel

  1. :  to furnish (a boot, a shoe, etc.) with a solid attachment forming the part of the sole that is under the back of the foot :  to attach a heel (see 1heel 4b) to

    :  to supply especially with money or information

    :  to exert pressure on, propel, or strike (someone or something) with the back part of the foot

  1. :  to lean to one side :  tip

    :  to lean temporarily (as from the action of wind or waves) — compare list

    :  to cause (a boat) tolean to one side

  1. :  a tilt (as of a boat) to one side

    :  the extent of such a tilt


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