- pertaining to or designating a sale in which the buyer in order to get the item desired must also purchase one or more other, usually undesired, items.
- of or relating to two or more products advertised, marketed, or sold together.
- an arrangement or campaign whereby related products are promoted, marketed, or sold together: a book and movie tie-in.
- a tie-in sale or advertisement.
- an item in a tie-in sale or advertisement.
- any direct or indirect link, relationship, or connection: There is a tie-in between smoking and cancer.
Origin of tie-in
First recorded in 1920–25; adj., noun use of verb phrase tie in
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Examples from the Web for tie-in
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
December 30, 2014