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teth·er

tether

 
pronunciation:
te thr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
at the end of one's tether
part of speech: noun
definition: a rope, chain, or leash for tying up or holding something that moves.
Our dog is kept on a tether so that she won't escape from the yard.
synonyms:
leash
similar words:
chain, halter, line, rein, rope, strap, string, thong
phrase: at the end of one's tether
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tethers, tethering, tethered
definition: to tie up or chain with a tether.
He tethered the hawk to his wrist with a cord.
synonyms:
leash, tie
similar words:
bind, check, fasten, hobble, restrain, stake