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tether

noun [C] uk   /ˈteð.ər/ us    //
a rope or chain used to tie especially an animal to a post or other fixed place, usually so that it can move freely within a small areaCords, ropes, cables and string
tether
verb [T] uk   us  
tethered
adjective uk   /-əd/ us    /-ɚd/
Lack of freedom to act
(Definition of tether from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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