leash

Part of speech: verb

To bind or hold by a leash.

Part of speech: verb

A thong for holding a hunting dog, etc.; three of the same kind, as greyhounds; three in general.

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Usage examples "leash":

  1. He was the very picture of suppressed fire, of rampant energies held in leash: the nerves of the face playing like the ripple on water, the whole frame quivering, and the eyes ablaze. - "Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh", George W. Foote.
  2. Picking up the leash to fasten it to Toto's collar, with the idea of going for a walk while Mr. Saltus cooled down, was misunderstood by him. - "Edgar Saltus: The Man", Marie Saltus.
  3. Yet before the leaves fell we had made such progress that when I fastened on his leash and invited him to go to walk, " there did seem in him a kind of joy To hear of it." - "Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road", Katharine Lee Bates.