Group D, meanwhile, has also been blown wide open as three teams are tied with three points.
But even so, it is much more arresting and persuasive as an argument because it is tied to crucial end results.
In 1996, Bill Clinton had tied Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole to Gingrich.
What about that dodgy cleric who was tied to the 9/11 bomber, the Ft. Hood shooter and now the underpants bomber?
To touch his feet or wear a ribbon he tied around your wrist might cost $100; coffee or photograph, another $200.
The dream-boy had tied him with a chain of flowers, so that he could not move.
Jane gave Pen a kitchen apron and tied one on herself while she nodded.
"But I can't be naughty, and get tied to the bed-post," said I, thoughtfully.
I do not think I could be happy,” said Hester, “to be tied down to an employment I did not like.
They were tied up in sheets, and my own impression is that they were stolen.
"that with which anything is tied," Old English teag, from Proto-Germanic *taugo (cf. Old Norse taug "tie," tygill "string"), from PIE *deuk- "to pull, to lead" (cf. Old English teon "to draw, pull, drag;" see duke (n.)).
Figurative sense is recorded from 1550s. Meaning "equality between competitors" is first found 1670s, from notion of a connecting link (tie-breaker is recorded from 1961). Sense of "necktie, cravat" first recorded 1761. The railway sense of "transverse sleeper" is from 1857, American English.
Old English tigan, tiegan, from the source of tie (n.). Related: Tied; tying. Tie-dye first attested 1904. Tie one on "get drunk" is recorded from 1951. In the noun sense of "connection," tie-in dates from 1934.