verb (used with object)
- leash law,
- least bittern,
- least common denominator
Origin of leash
Examples from the Web for leash
In the article, she spoke about her boyfriend taking her to clubs on a leash and collar.
With Dallas in Magic Mike, Steven [Soderbergh] did nothing but let the leash go.Matthew McConaughey on ‘Magic Mike,’ Thongs & Losing Weight|Ramin Setoodeh|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Generally, she was defiant—almost magnificently so—when her demons slipped their leash.
Recaptured Carlow pulled and strained at his leash; Bruce softly whined and trembled spasmodically, sitting on Stepan's foot.The Romance of the Woods|F. J. Whishaw
Jameson was away up on the frontier tugging at his leash, fretting to burst over the border.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
One of our friends has to-day a young otter, which he leads about in a leash.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
The leash by which it was held slipped gradually from the arm of an attendant and it was unconfined.Atm|Caroline Augusta Frazer
Ranging up beside the judge, the Mistress took off Lad's leash and collar.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
Word Origin for leash
"thong for holding a dog or hound," c.1300, from Old French laisse "hound's leash," from laissier "loosen," from Latin laxare, from laxus "loose" (see lax). Figurative sense attested from early 15c. The meaning "a set of three" is from early 14c., originally in sporting language.
"to attach to or with a leash," 1590s, from leash (n.). Related: Leashed; leashing.