tie

tie
tie1 [ taı ] (present participle ty|ing) verb ***
1. ) transitive to fasten two ends of a piece of string, rope, etc. together with a knot:
Sally bent down to tie her shoelaces.
We're teaching him how to tie a necktie.
a ) transitive to fasten something in a particular place using something such as rope:
Her hands were tied behind her back.
I always tie my hair back when I'm cooking.
Jan tied his bike onto the back of the car.
b ) transitive to use something such as string to fasten several things together:
She handed them two packages tied with string.
Tie the flowers into small bunches.
c ) intransitive to be fastened using something such as string:
This skirt ties at the front.
2. ) transitive to combine things or form a connection between them:
This series ties together events from the past and present.
closely tied: Portugal's economy is closely tied to Spain's.
3. ) intransitive or transitive if two players or teams in a game tie, they both have the same number of points:
The game was tied 1 1 after nine innings.
tie for first/second etc. place: They tied for first place, with a time of 25.64 seconds.
4. ) transitive usually passive if something ties you to a particular place or situation, you cannot leave it:
Many young mothers feel tied to the home and children.
An open ticket means you are not tied to returning on a particular day.
tie the knot INFORMAL
to get married
tie one on AMERICAN VERY INFORMAL
to get drunk
tie yourself in knots INFORMAL
to become very confused or worried, for example when you are trying to deal with several things at the same time
,tie `down phrasal verb transitive
to stop someone from being free to do what they want:
I don't want a relationship that ties me down.
A small rebel force is tying down thousands of government troops.
,tie `in with phrasal verb transitive
1. ) tie in with something to combine with something:
This project ties in with the language research he is doing.
2. ) to provide more evidence that something is true:
Your findings tie in with our own satellite observation reports.
,tie `up phrasal verb
1. ) transitive to tie the ends of something together:
Tie up your shoelaces before you trip over them.
a ) transitive to fasten an animal to something such as a post:
This is where you tie up your horse.
b ) transitive to fasten rope around someone so that they cannot move or escape
c ) intransitive or transitive to fasten a boat to something, or be fastened to something:
The bigger cruisers tie up at the island's western end.
2. ) transitive to make all the arrangements that are necessary for a deal or arrangement to be completed:
I've just tied up the final parts of the deal.
tie up (the) loose ends
to deal with the last few things that have to be done before you can finish something
,tie `up with phrasal verb transitive
tie something up with something to connect something with something else
tie
tie 2 [ taı ] noun count ***
▸ 1 narrow cloth for neck
▸ 2 relationship/connection
▸ 3 for fastening
▸ 4 equal points/votes
▸ 5 something limiting freedom
▸ 6 game in competition
1. ) a long narrow piece of cloth that a man wears around his neck under the collar of a shirt. It is tied with a knot. You use expressions such as jacket and tie or suit and tie to refer to formal clothes for men:
a silk tie
jacket/suit/blazer and tie: For work, you should wear a suit and tie.
2. ) a relationship or connection between people or things:
The treaty should strengthen ties between the two countries.
family ties: Family ties have become weakened.
ties of blood/marriage/friendship: the ties of marriage that united the kings
3. ) a short piece of string or wire used for fastening something
4. ) a result of a game or competition in which each person or team has the same number of points, votes, etc.:
tie for: There was a tie for fourth place.
finish/end/result in a tie: The game finished in a tie.
5. ) something that limits your freedom:
He still feels a tie to the land where he grew up.
6. ) BRITISH one game that is part of a competition

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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