Leash - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |liːʃ|  American pronunciation of the word leash
Brit.  |liːʃ|  British pronunciation of the word leash


- restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal (syn: lead, tether)
- the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one (syn: tercet, ternary, terzetto, three, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika)
- a figurative restraint (syn: collar)
kept a tight leash on his emotions
he's always gotten a long leash


- fasten with a rope (syn: rope)

Extra examples

Dogs must be kept on a leash while in the park.

The dog saw a cat and was straining at its leash trying to get at it.

At her side on a leash trotted a small grey dog.

Never leave your dog off the leash outside a store.

A cat on a leash is sure to attract attention.

The dog's leash was dragging along the ground.

The puppy ran up to us, dragging her leash behind her.

The dog's leash was trailing along the ground.

The City Council has decreed that all dogs must be kept on a leash.

He fastened the dog's leash to a post and went into the store.

...that dog is apt to run off if you don't put him on a leash...

She yanked on the dog's leash.

Marcus keeps you on a short leash, does he?

There are 30,000 troops in the area, all straining at the leash.

This leash chafes the dog's neck

Word forms

singular: leash
plural: leashes
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