WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
leash /liʃ/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [countable] a chain, strap, etc., for controlling or leading a dog or other animal;
    a lead.
  2. [uncountable] control;
    restraint:to keep one's temper in leash.

v. [+ object]
  • to secure or control by or as if by a leash:Leash your dog.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    leash /liːʃ/ n
    1. a line or rope used to walk or control a dog or other animal; lead
    2. something resembling this in function: he kept a tight leash on his emotions
    3. straining at the leasheagerly impatient to begin something
    vb
    1. (transitive) to control or secure by or as if by a leash
    Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French laisse, from laissier to loose (hence, to let a dog run on a leash), ultimately from Latin laxus lax



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