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'tie' - used as a noun
1. neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
he wore a vest and tie
2. a social or business relationship
he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
3. the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
4. a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam
5. a fastener that serves to join or connect
6. equality of score in a contest
7. (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
8. one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
the British call a railroad tie a sleeper
9. a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
he needed a tie for the packages

'tie' - used as a verb
10. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
They tied their victim to the chair
11. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
The teams drew a tie
12. limit or restrict to
I am tied to UNIX
These big jets are tied to large airports
13. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
Tie the ropes together
14. form a knot or bow in
tie a necktie
15. create social or emotional ties
16. perform a marriage ceremony
17. make by tying pieces together
The fishermen tied their flies
18. unite musical notes by a tie

derived forms
1. Tie / Plural
ties
2. Tie / Past
tied
3. Tie / Third Person
ties
4. Tie / Present Participle
tying
Variations of 'tie'
 
Antonym
  • untie
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