tether - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participletethering
past tensetethered
past participletethered
  1. 1
    to tie an animal or object to something so that it will stay in a particular area
  2. 2
    to use a mobile device as a modem to connect to the Internet

    You can tether the Android camera to your smartphone to share its 3G signals.