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[heel; unstressed eel, hil, il] /hil; unstressed il, hɪl, ɪl/
contraction of he will.
Can be confused
heal, heel, he'll.
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Examples from the web for he'll
  • he'll always shine down on us all with his inspiration, warmth and wit.
  • It is not yet clear whether he'll be ready for spring training.
  • he'll sit down in a certain chair, put some shades on and be by himself.
  • As part of the lecture, he'll be screening pictures of his own garden and of other gardens that fit the same category.
  • Once you're back on solid ground, he'll gladly snap your picture and fillet your catch.
  • The slicer therefore wants to make the division equal, knowing he'll get stuck with the littler piece if he botches the job.
  • Ask a physicist what emergent properties are and how does he propose to measure them and he'll walk off mumbling to himself.
  • he'll lie down with his head inches from the subwoofer if a deep soothing beat is playing.
  • The recipient can still decide what he wants, but he'll have to pay for his own junk.
  • If there is a problem, he'll do his best to try to solve it.
British Dictionary definitions for he'll


/hiːl; unstressed iːl; hɪl; ɪl/
he will or he shall
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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