tether

Part of speech: verb

To confine with a tether.

Part of speech: noun

A rope for fastening an animal so as to limit its range of feeding.

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Usage examples "tether":

  1. You've gone a little beyond your tether. - "Daisy in the Field", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  2. Mind you, I'd about come to the end of my tether at that time as regards money- I'd been pretty well fleeced by one or another, largely through carelessness, largely through sheer ignorance. - "Ravensdene Court", J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher.
  3. The horns were the corner posts, and sometimes the worshipper presenting a living creature would tether it with a cord to the altar's horn, so that the gift could be used either for sacrifice or service. - "Standards of Life and Service", T. H. Howard.