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leash

leash

 
pronunciation:
lish
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a length of leather, chain, rope, or the like, attached to the collar of an animal in order to lead it or keep it under control.
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash.
 
similar words:
chain, collar, harness, line, rein, restraint, rope, strap, tether, thong
definition 2: a restraining force; check or curb.
Fear of unemployment acted as a leash on the workers.
synonyms:
bridle, check, constraint, control, curb, hold, rein, restraint
similar words:
chain, discipline, manacle, trammel
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: leashed, leashes, leashing
definition: to control, restrain, or tie with a leash or as if with a leash.
They leashed the dog before taking it outdoors.She leashed her impatience until he left the room.
synonyms:
bridle, check, constrain, control, curb, hold, rein in, restrain
similar words:
govern, harness, master, stifle, suppress, tether
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