tether ( tethers plural & 3rd person present) ( tethering present participle) ( tethered past tense & past participle )
1 If you say that you are atthe end of your tether, you mean that you are so worried, tired, and unhappy because of your problems that you feel you cannot cope.
the end of one's tether phrase tether inflects, usu at PHR, v PHR
She was jealous, humiliated, and emotionally at the end of her tether...
2 n-count A tether is a rope or chain which is used to tie an animal to a post or fence so that it can only move around within a small area.
3 verb If you tether an animal or object to something, you attach it there with a rope or chain so that it cannot move very far.
The officer dismounted, tethering his horse to a tree. V n to n
Übersetzung Collins Wörterbuch Englisch - Cobuild
1 bond, chain, fastening, fetter, halter, lead, leash, restraint, rope, shackle
2 at the end of one's tether at one's wits' end, at the limit of one's endurance, exasperated, exhausted, finished, out of patience
3 bind, chain, fasten, fetter, leash, manacle, picket, restrain, rope, secure, shackle, tie
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