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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 ?
An avowed admirer of Ataturk, Coskun's allegorical tale appeared to be passing comment on the current crop of generals who have been brought to heel by Erdogan.
Otherwise, with the Scots and the French back in a cosy relationship, the English will really be brought to heel.
Gadaffi was brought to heel and Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset Al Megrahi was tried by an international court and sentenced to life in prison.
A number of dissenting theologians have been brought to heel by local Doctrinal Committees or the Vatican but that, too, usually happens only after many years of delay.
Almost 40 years after the racecourse gangs were brought to heel, Sir Gordon Richards called in the Flying Squad to investigate rumours his horses had been fed stimulants, an offence then punishable by the trainer's licence being withdrawn, regardless of guilt.
Andrews, on the other hand, sees them as just one vested interest that needs to be brought to heel in order to reform an education system he sees as failing Wales.
These court-martials are foolishness, and will do nothing to ensure the safe capture of the next terrorist kingpin brought to heel by U.
Gen Kayani had previously pledged to weed out pro-jihadi elements and reform the agency but the u-turn revived the question of whether the ISI has really been brought to heel.
But no one believes that a 2008 surprise would again involve the CIA, which has been purged and brought to heel to such an extent that any independent action is unimaginable.
A repeat of the drudgery produced against Italy on Saturday will see Ireland brought to heel in Paris and Trimble knows a clinical display will be needed to spring an upset.
From 1942 till the end, Hitler and the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht were to learn just how serious Harris and his American counterparts were in bringing death and destruction to the Third Reich as part of extirpating an evil regime that could not be brought to heel by anything but total defeat.
David Moffett has warned all the Welsh regions to expect to be brought to heel if they compromise the future of Welsh rugby.
MIDLAND yobs are being brought to heel - by giving them stray dogs to look after.
And he has brought to heel peevish local executives who were locking horns with current Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.