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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 ?
Zeidan, an independent, proved incapable of bringing to heel the former rebel militias who have carved out their own fiefdoms since the 2011 uprising that toppled the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi.
Teachers are now the whipping boys of the children, since they now have no sanctions to prevent or punish bad behaviour, and of society, for not bringing to heel these badly-brought-up thugs.
Operation Gryphon, a pioneering move to tackle anti-social behaviour head-on, has already achieved success in bringing to heel the offenders who are causing problems in Oxclose, Washington.