- 1tether something (to something) to tie an animal to a post so that it cannot move very far He tethered his horse to a tree. He checked that the animals were safely tethered.
- 2to use a smartphone to connect a computer to the Internet My phone does have tethering software on it so I often use it but it’s slow. tethered data Word Origin late Middle English: from Old Norse tjóthr, from a Germanic base meaning
BrE BrE//ˈteðə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈteðər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tether
BrE BrE//ˈteðə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈteðər//he / she / it tethers
BrE BrE//ˈteðəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈteðərz//past simple tethered
BrE BrE//ˈteðəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈteðərd//past participle tethered
BrE BrE//ˈteðəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈteðərd//-ing form tethering
BrE BrE//ˈteðərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈteðərɪŋ//