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noun as in fastening

verb as in fasten


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Later in those same exercises, the grenade, still unexploded in this exercise, flies back for a landing, and the Marine catches it by a tether.

There’s a loose overlay of drivers doing crimes — and breaking up crimes — but they attempt to maintain a vague tether to reality.

From Vox

Without it, the franchise loses some crucial tether to reality.

From Vox

For kids unable to see friends, options such as messaging apps and video games gave them an essential tether to their old lives.

So I suspect that Xi Jinping will try to maintain a tether on any North Korea initiative so that we don’t drift too far away.

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We would lack a human face as our symbol; we would exist in the ether of ideas with no concrete stake in the ground to tether us.

In this conversation, Rick realizes that to survive, he must tether himself to the present—to these people.

Power for the sensors flows up the tether and data flows down.

Even the always-energetic Atti looked like he was at the end of his tether.

Jane was constantly at the end of her emotional tether, which manifested brilliantly on stage.

It indicated that things were going very badly indeed; that Laura was at the end of her tether.

And I have to stand by and see you at the end of your tether, hurt and frightened, and to know that I can do nothing for you.

The arrow-swift horses of a Persian trader slept in one stall; a tall dromedary shook his tether in another.

And when your really scientific ragger sinks to this, he is nearing the end of his tether.

Pursuing such an inquiry with regard to Frederick Chopin, we find ourselves, however, soon at the end of our tether.

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On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tether, such as: cord, harness, leash, rope, shackle, and binding.

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