Definition for tying (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of tie
SYNONYMS FOR tie
Related formsre·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
Examples from the Web for tying
But after pulling ahead of Nunn in September, three recent polls have shown Perdue tying or trailing her.
As Jenks suggests, tying up with AirAsia would make sense as the most savvy business decision.
But by tying patient satisfaction to hospital and physician pay—the government has invoked the law of unintended consequences.
The SBU appears to be covering tracks, getting rid of evidence, tying up loose ends.Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev|Jamie Dettmer|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, Dieudonné was in the process of tying these strands together.The French Were Right to Ban Dieudonné’s Offensive ‘Performance Art’|Bernard-Henri Lévy|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First work your butter into small rolls, wrapping each one carefully in a clean muslin cloth, tying them up with a string.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Continued stormy weather forced Elizabeth to abandon the idea of tying Augusta to a tree on the campus and leaving her there.Marjorie Dean, College Senior|Pauline Lester
The head is too large, because the tying silk is not wound tightly and smoothly.How to Tie Flies|E. C. Gregg
But the latter was too busily engaged in tying a straw around a large horse-fly to heed the danger.Father Brighthopes|John Townsend Trowbridge
I fired and brought down two, and was tying their feet together, when in the distance I heard a yell as if from a single Indian.The Scout and Ranger|James Pike
British Dictionary definitions for tying
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