Definition of leash verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

leash

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//liːʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//liːʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they leash
BrE BrE//liːʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//liːʃ//
 
he / she / it leashes
BrE BrE//ˈliːʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːʃɪz//
 
past simple leashed
BrE BrE//liːʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//liːʃt//
 
past participle leashed
BrE BrE//liːʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//liːʃt//
 
-ing form leashing
BrE BrE//ˈliːʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːʃɪŋ//
 
 
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leash something to control an animal, especially a dog, with a lead1 / leash Word Origin Middle English: from Old French lesse, laisse, from laissier in the specific sense ‘let run on a slack lead’, from Latin laxare ‘make loose’, from laxus ‘loose, lax’.
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