bring someone/something to heel
- organized crime and corruption have not yet been brought to heelsubjugate, conquer, vanquish, defeat, crush, quell, quash, gain mastery over, gain ascendancy over, gain control of, bring under the yoke, bring someone to their knees, overcome, overpower;tame, break
take to one's heels
- he shouted a warning and took to his heels[Antonyms] stay putrun away, run off, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, make a break for it, bolt, flee, beat a (hasty) retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hillsinformal beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, leg it, hightail it, hotfoot it, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram, hook it, fly the coop, skip off, do a fadeBritish informal do a runner, scarper, do a bunkAustralian informal go through, shoot through
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