- to control; curb; restrain
- to be impatient to have freedom from restraint
Other Word Forms of Leash
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Leash
- hold in leash
- strain at the leash
Origin of Leash
From Middle English leesshe, leysche, lesshe, a variant of more original lease, from Middle English lees, leese, leece, lese, from Old French lesse (modern French laisse), from Latin laxa (“thong, a loose cord"), feminine form of laxus (“loose"); compare lax.
Middle English lees, lesh from Old French laisse from laissier to let go lease
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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