heel-v; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: tilt to one side

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] HEEL NP2[theme] (PP[direction]) NP1[theme] HEEL PP[direction] PP[cause] NP1[theme] HEEL (PP[extent]) (PP[direction])

The sea gurgled through the scuppers as the ship heeled over to a short puff of wind.
The sun had set and the high moon whitened and the ship heeled over to the breeze.
The Hansa had already heeled over to such an extent as to render it quite dangerous.
So violently had she heeled over that the men in the cabin had been thrown into the lee bunk.
The vessel heeled over on her side and lay among the rocks.
For several days the ship heeled to and fro.
The ship heeled to starboard several degrees.
He heeled into the current and began to row.
He heeled to 45 degrees or more to avert the collision.
An updraft caught the wind-sailor, and he heeled on the starboard tack.
At the last second, he heeled the bike over and let the front wheel ride up the dirt.

VerbNet: put_direction-9.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: heel.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: follow at the heels of a person

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent[animate[animal]]] HEEL NP2[cause|goal[animate[human]]] NP1[agent[animate[animal]]] HEEL (PP2[cause|goal[animate[human]]])

The dog 'heeled' ahead of the handler.
The dog heeled beautifully with this leash.
When he heeled to me instead of Josh, he was very clearly saying "this is my master now."
He heeled him and obeyed him, fawned on him as dogs do their trainers and keepers.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: heel.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: perform with the heels (of feet or shoes)

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent[animate]] HEEL NP2[theme] When used metaphorically, assigns animacy to the dancer.

The music psychedelic, the beats loud, the clouds heeled a dance.
The dancers heeled a jig.

VerbNet: performance-26.7-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: heel.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: strike with the heel of a club (or club-like thing)

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent[animate]] HEEL NP2[patient] (PP[destination|location])

He heeled the horse in the ribs and it walked a few steps.
Rabah Madjer became a legend when he heeled the ball into the net.
It was a normal reaction while getting heeled in the ribs.
He heeled the ball past Nick Rimando off a cross from Brian Kamler.
He heeled the door shut behind him.
He heeled the puck wide.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: heel.04
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: put heels on a shoe

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent[animate]] HEEL NP2[patient[inanimate]]

He sat there before his last, hammering away at the shoe he was heeling.
The cobbler heeled the old shoes.
The shoemaker heeled and toed old boots and shoes.

VerbNet: butter-9.9
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: heel.05
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5