One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘you should always keep your dog on a leash’
lead, rein, tether, rope, cord, chain, line, strap
2‘the adolescent Wolfgang found himself off the parental leash’
control, restraint, check, curb, rein, hold, discipline
1‘she called the dog to heel so that she could leash him’
put a leash on, put a lead on, fasten, hitch up, tether, tie up, secure, bind, fetter
2‘the ire in her face was barely leashed’
curb, control, keep under control, check, restrain, hold back, suppress
‘each year some 300 youngsters are straining at the leash to get into professional golf’
eager, impatient, anxious, enthusiastic
itching, dying, gagging
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