to heel
phrasal 1. close behind 2. into agreement or line

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to heel — {adj. phr.} 1. Close behind. * /The dog ran after a rabbit, but Jack brought him to heel./ 2. Under control; to obedience. * /When Peter was sixteen, he thought he could do as he pleased, but his father cut off his allowance, and Peter soon came… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to heel — {adj. phr.} 1. Close behind. * /The dog ran after a rabbit, but Jack brought him to heel./ 2. Under control; to obedience. * /When Peter was sixteen, he thought he could do as he pleased, but his father cut off his allowance, and Peter soon came… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring to heel — See: TO HEEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come to heel — See: TO HEEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring to heel — See: TO HEEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come to heel — See: TO HEEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring to heel — verb a) to force someone to obey b) to be forced to obey …   Wiktionary

  • walk to heel — ➡ pets * * * …   Universalium

  • Heel — Heel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heeled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heeling}.] 1. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like. [R.] [1913 Webster] I cannot sing, Nor heel the high lavolt. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To add a heel to; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heel hook — may refer to: * heel hook, in grappling * A climbing technique …   Wikipedia

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