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Idioms for tie

    tie one on, Slang. to get drunk: Charlie sure tied one on last night!
    tie the knot. knot1 (def. 18).

Origin of tie

First recorded before 900; (noun) Middle English te(i)gh “cord, rope,” Old English tēagh, tēgh, cognate with Old Norse taug rope; (verb) Middle English tien, Old English tīgan, derivative of the noun; compare Old Norse teygja “to draw”; see tug, tow1

synonym study for tie

22. See bond1.

OTHER WORDS FROM tie

re·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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British Dictionary definitions for tie

tie
/ (taɪ) /

verb ties, tying or tied

noun

See also tie in, tie up

Word Origin for tie

Old English tīgan to tie; related to Old Norse teygja to draw, stretch out, Old English tēon to pull; see tug, tow 1, tight
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