heel

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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 ?
The move is the latest effort by the Han Chinese who rule the national government to bring to heel the Uighur Muslims who predominate in far western China.
The reason for this is obvious: in trying to bring to heel the monster of sectarianism, the state is trying to use the `help' of those very elements who are fuelling it.
"The very real threat of losing their home may bring to heel those who deny the right of a peaceful life to others."
Mr Steinberg was in Beijing for three days to press China to do more to bring to heel its ally, North Korea, which last month sparked alarm by shelling the island and disclosing advances in uranium enrichment, which could give it a new path to make nuclear weapons.