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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

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It is anti-Saudi propaganda going on unabated in the West and which needs to be arrested and brought to heel. Frankly speaking, Saudi Arabia needs to understand the language the world speaks in.
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."
IS's jihadist appeal is fanning fears that it could serve as a potent new rallying cry for extremists in the region who had been largely brought to heel following deadly attacks.
The question remains: How many people or organizations will have to have their reputations obliterated by the tampering of technologically advanced government agents before those governments are brought to heel?
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" Lots of twists and turns followed before the restless Pietersen was brought to heel and eventually returned to the fold, but the underlying cause of the entire problem was that Pietersen believed he was missing out on something he was entitled to." In this scenario, it is probably a welcome step for the ICC to be considering a window for the IPL, since it is most obviously here to stay, and needs to be separated from international cricket.
Stacey Solomon as well as BGT star Pudsey's trainer Ashleigh are among those being brought to heel on this barking mad show.
Otherwise, with the Scots and the French back in a cosy relationship, the English will really be brought to heel.
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.
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.
I agree with the letter 'It's time callous bosses were brought to heel!'
These court-martials are foolishness, and will do nothing to ensure the safe capture of the next terrorist kingpin brought to heel by U.S.
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.