Adjective "leash" definition and examples

(Leash may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/liːʃ/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A dog's lead.
  1. 'They were fastened in their kennels with leashes and couldn't get out.'
  2. 'After placing the training collar on the dog and attaching him to your waist, let go of the leash with both hands.'
  3. 'First, practice with your dog on the leash or teaching lead.'
  4. 'His right hand held a leash attached to a small white Havanese dog.'
  5. 'The last time I was in the Octagon in Dunedin, I saw a number of people with German shepherds on leashes.'
  6. 'Simply attach the leash to the Shih Tzu's collar and allow him to walk around the house with it.'
  7. 'But they must be on leashes in controlled areas and kept away from our main swimming beaches.'
  8. 'Once the leash is attached, it is important to make the shih-tzu walk calmly toward the door.'
  9. 'In this experiment with dogs, each dog was led on a leash from a starting point along a straight path in a large field with no distinguishing landmarks and was shown a piece of food.'
  10. 'Once he is used to wearing it, attach the leash to it and let him lead you throughout the area.'
  11. 'her bristling temper was kept on a leash'
  12. 'It's little wonder that tourists are kept on a short leash.'
  13. 'The director doesn't give her much of a leash in this tightly wound story, but that suits the subject and the actress perfectly well.'
  14. 'You guys are so strait-laced, but you go crazy when you're let off your leashes.'
  15. 'Had they taken the leash off, or rather the muzzle, two weeks ago, maybe the opinion polls might not consequently have been so cast-iron.'
  16. 'A supine Congress like the present one is rapidly eroding the American founding fathers' vision of a legislature keeping the executive branch on a tight leash.'
  17. 'But if he never lets his characters off the leash, he leaves them a vast space in which to roam, giving the film a dramatic structure that's radically open and formless.'
  18. 'I hope the bureaucrats let it off the leash soon.'
  19. 'I've trained so long, but yet I was kept on a leash.'
  20. 'All songs are on a midtempo leash as this pack of Swedes lead them into dark, uncharted places.'
A group of three animals such as hounds, hawks, or foxes.
  1. 'The hounds moved on to Ashby pasture where they found a leash of foxes.'
  2. 'I killed four brace of partridges, a wild duck, and a leash of hares.'
  3. 'He mounted on that grand horse, with a leash of hounds standing by.'

verb

Put a leash on (a dog)
  1. 'The plurality of such first exterior posts may be selectively used for leashing a dog at any one of a plurality of locations.'
  2. 'Pets are welcome throughout the remainder of the park including trails, but they must be leashed at all times.'
  3. 'This is in line with the practice adopted in countries such as Singapore and Ireland where leashing control is imposed on specified large dog breeds.'
  4. 'So what is the proper restraint for your pooch and what is the best way to go about leashing your dog, whether fido is an adult dog who has been on a leash for years or a rascally little puppy that is still chewing on the leash as you try to take him out for his morning walk.'
  5. 'his violence was barely leashed'
  6. 'She shrank back in her seat, taken aback by the tightly leashed violence in his tone.'
  7. 'His touch is that curious blend of tenderness and leashed violence that is the hallmark of a genuine man.'

More definitions

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. Hunting. a brace and a half, as of foxes or hounds. verb (used with object)

4. to secure, control, or restrain by or as if by a leash: to leash water power for industrial use.

5. to bind together by or as if by a leash; connect; link; associate.

More examples(as adjective)

"deficits can be leash."

Origin

Middle English: from Old French lesse, laisse, from laissier in the specific sense ‘let run on a slack lead’ (see lease).

Phrase

strain at the leash