- 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
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How to use tie in a sentence
The president of the Senate, aka Vice President Mike Pence, breaks the tie.
In the event of a tie, both warlords were granted half a victory.
Such strengthening of ties between community organizations and schools could present a chance for educators to make learning resonate with students of all backgrounds.Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by COVID-19|Sujata Gupta|September 8, 2020|Science News
The relationship between China and Africa has grown substantially in recent years, to include not only deeper financial ties but also geopolitical ones.
Supporters of the army, which maintains close ties with Beijing, have exploited dysfunction in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to push legislation that would give it greater control over China’s infrastructure program.Pakistan’s Military Plots Takeover of Marquee China Project|Charu Kasturi|August 31, 2020|Ozy
What could be more important, to make sure that side of things is right before we tie ourselves to someone forever?‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith|Kevin Fallon|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In fact, Clark fell back first from her blows, losing his cap, tie, and badge in the melee.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, an article designed to act as a tie-in to the piece has been published as planned in the BBC magazine Radio Times.Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla|Tom Sykes|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the Republicans should tie their push for infrastructure to getting folks off the couch and back to work.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?|Lloyd Green|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cheney is relying on some thin evidence to tie Hussein to al-Qaida.
First of all, wrap a portion of damp newspaper round the roots, and then tie up with dry paper.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Bondad sua, seor, I'll be sworn there is not one fit to tie the latchet of your shoe in the whole army.
But these hidden passions were before young farmer Wurzel, in his blue tie and white hat, had proposed to her.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His foot caught; it is unknown in what,—in a twisted tie, or perhaps in a crevice of the cracking earth.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
It was the only thing I needed to snap my last tie with England and brace me for the struggle in America.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
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