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Meaning of leash

leash

Pronunciation: (lēsh), [key]
— n.
  1. a chain, strap, etc., for controlling or leading a dog or other animal; lead.
  2. check; curb; restraint: to keep one's temper in leash; a tight leash on one's subordinates.
  3. a brace and a half, as of foxes or hounds.
—v.t.
  1. to secure, control, or restrain by or as if by a leash: to leash water power for industrial use.
  2. to bind together by or as if by a leash; connect; link; associate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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