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Synonyms for heel

bring something or someone to heel

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hard on the heels of something or someone

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  • straight after
  • immediately after
  • right behind
  • following on from

take to your heels

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Synonyms for heel

to follow closely or persistently

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to depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal

deviation from a particular direction

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someone who is morally reprehensible

one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

the lower end of a ship's mast

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(golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft

tilt to one side

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follow at the heels of a person

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strike with the heel of the club

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put a new heel on

References in periodicals archive ?
Katanga was brought to heel after a series of confused and bloody battles which claimed the lives of 126 peacekeepers.
Resources need to be provided and coordination encouraged so illnesses can be promptly stopped and the offending producer - not an entire industry - is brought to heel.
ENES President George Hagitegas announced on Tuesday that they would apply to the ECtHR because the Turkish Ministry of Education illegally introduced a new regulation bypassing the Constitutional Court's ruling which he called "a success of the education [system] which can't be brought to heel.
Like looters, these rural gangsters should be brought to heel.
It's also time that policy-making, sandal-wearing, liberalist, bleeding hearts who help to create these glaring injustices were brought to heel and made accountable, given that a lot of them are paid public servants.
The banks still haven't been permanently brought to heel.
The Irish will endure their worst championship since 1999 if they are brought to heel at Twickenham with defeat potentially spelling the end of coach Eddie O'Sullivan's reign.
With EI brought to heel, the juveniles arrived from Australia three weeks ago.
The mildly erring husband and truculent daughter are suitably brought to heel and end re-besotted by the beautiful, intelligent and artistic Grace.
IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners are to be brought to heel as part of a crackdown on antisocial behaviour in Liverpool's parks and cemeteries.
That is sure to anger the powerbrokers at the SFA, and chief executive David Taylor may be forced to try to rewrite the rules so that the outspoken Romanov can be brought to heel.
When he told me about it Glyn said he had a definite sensation of being brought to heel.
English football was brought to heel in the aftermath of Heysel and hit with a five-year ban because it had a long and inglorious crime sheet springing from a trail of destruction fans wreaked across Europe.
This week Health Secretary John Reid takes a grilling over the state of the NHS - and Tony Blair's "attack dog" was quickly brought to heel by our expert focus group of health workers and patients to get the four-part series off to a blistering start.
More than one western sheriff in recent years has been brought to heel by the feds, through the suggestion of an IRS audit or the threat to reveal hidden skeletons in the closet of the sheriff's past.