- to connect or be connected; be consistent: His story ties in with the facts.
- Surveying. to establish the position of (a point not part of a survey control).
- to make a tie-in, especially in advertising or a sale: The paperback book is tied in with the movie of the same title.
- to fasten securely by tying.
- to wrap; bind.
- to hinder; impede.
- to bring to a stop; make inactive.
- to invest or place (money) in such a way as to render unavailable for other uses.
- to place (property) under such conditions or restrictions as to prevent sale or alienation.
- to moor a ship.
- to engage or occupy completely: I can't see you now, I'm all tied up.
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OTHER WORDS FROM tiere·tie, verb (used with object), re·tied, re·ty·ing.un·der·tie, nounun·der·tie, verb (used with object), un·der·tied, un·der·ty·ing.well-tied, adjective
How to use tie in a sentence
Senior guard Darryl Morsell, soon-to-be NBA draft pick Jalen Smith and Julian Reese, a fellow member of the 2021 class, all grew up in the nearby city and have various ties to each other through their pre-Maryland careers.Maryland basketball signs a trio of four-star players, including two with Baltimore roots|Emily Giambalvo|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
He is coming off a tie for fourth two weeks ago, and was 11th the week before that.Who can win the Masters, who can but won’t and who to pick in your pool|Barry Svrluga|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
He has two wins since the restart and has finished no worse than a tie for 23rd in his past seven tournaments.Masters picks: The best bets to put on the green jacket|Matt Bonesteel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
From 2013 to 2019, anyone within 10 strokes of the leader’s score made the cut, along with the top 50 and ties.The Masters in 2020 will be unlike any other. Here’s what you need to know.|Matt Bonesteel|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
In the final week before Election Day, the two candidates were in a statistical tie.David Perdue and Jon Ossoff advance to Georgia Senate runoff|Ella Nilsen|November 6, 2020|Vox
And you must retie binds with those you carelessly discarded.
Léontine not only caused Léonie to untie and retie her apron, but she enjoyed the fun, remembered it, and told it the next day.Telepathy and the Subliminal Self|R. Osgood Mason
The result of this letter was that Imlay and Mary tried to retie the broken thread of their domestic relations.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
He would untie and retie his stock whenever an idea concerning his work particularly pleased him.The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2|Various
But it was possible to undo and then retie the knots in just the same way as before, so that nobody would be any the wiser.The Poor Plutocrats|Maurus Jkai
It took a long time to get the wrappings and armor off and retie them over himself, but it was finally done.The Ethical Engineer|Henry Maxwell Dempsey
British Dictionary definitions for tie
- to execute (two successive notes of the same pitch) as though they formed one note of composite time value
- to connect (two printed notes) with a tie
- an equality in score, attainment, etc, in a contest
- the match or competition in which such a result is attained