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  • nounfastening
  • verbfasten

synonyms for tether

  • cord
  • harness
  • leash
  • rope
  • shackle
  • binding
  • bond
  • chain
  • fetter
  • halter
  • lead
  • picket
  • restraint
See also synonyms for: tethered
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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.
THE US MARINES ARE TESTING FLYING, REMOTE-CONTROLLED GRENADESROB VERGERJULY 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
There’s a loose overlay of drivers doing crimes — and breaking up crimes — but they attempt to maintain a vague tether to reality.
THE RISE AND RISE AND RISE OF THE FAST & FURIOUS FRANCHISEEMILY VANDERWERFFJUNE 25, 2021VOX
Without it, the franchise loses some crucial tether to reality.
THE RISE AND RISE AND RISE OF THE FAST & FURIOUS FRANCHISEEMILY VANDERWERFFJUNE 25, 2021VOX
For kids unable to see friends, options such as messaging apps and video games gave them an essential tether to their old lives.
AFTER PANDEMIC FREE-FOR-ALL, PARENTS STRUGGLE TO REINSTATE SCREEN-TIME RULESHEATHER KELLYJUNE 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
'THIS IS A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.' RET. GENERAL VINCENT K. BROOKS ON WHY THINGS MIGHT BE MOVING AGAIN WITH NORTH KOREACHARLIE CAMPBELL / SHANGHAIJUNE 24, 2021TIME
Closing my eyes, I could feel the power of the waves carrying me, at once ancient and almost mystical, as though there was a tether straight through from the bottom of the lake to the inside of my heart.
REVEL IN SOLITUDE AT ALASKA’S LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARKEMILY PENNINGTONJUNE 16, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Plus, having a few tethers to our reality helps keep viewers oriented in what happened on this version of Earth.
FOR ALL MANKIND’S SEASON 2 FINALE IS THE BEST TV EPISODE OF 2021 SO FAREMILY VANDERWERFFAPRIL 23, 2021VOX
It indicated that things were going very badly indeed; that Laura was at the end of her tether.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
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 CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
The arrow-swift horses of a Persian trader slept in one stall; a tall dromedary shook his tether in another.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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