verb (used with object), tied, ty·ing.
verb (used without object), tied, ty·ing.
- 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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Origin of tie
SYNONYMS FOR tie
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
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Examples from the Web for retie
And you must retie binds with those you carelessly discarded.
At intervals she stands up to rest, and to retie her disarranged apron, or to pull her bonnet straight.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
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
And with trembling fingers Johannes helped to retie the loosened cords around the little feet of the rabbit.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
British Dictionary definitions for retie
verb ties, tying or tied
- 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