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Definition of leash noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • a long piece of leather, chain, or rope used for holding and controlling a dog All dogs must be kept on a leash in public places.
  • Idioms
    strain at the leash (informal)
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    to want to do something very much Like all youngsters, he's straining at the leash to leave home.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: leash

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