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v. tied, ty·ing (tī′ĭng), ties
1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap: tied the kite to a post; tie up a bundle.
2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces: tied her shoes.
a. To make by fastening ends or parts: tie a knot.
b. To put a knot or bow in: tie a neck scarf.
4. To confine or restrict as if with cord: duties that tied him to the office.
5. To bring together in relationship; connect or unite: friends who were tied by common interests; people who are tied by blood or marriage.
a. To equal (an opponent or an opponent's score) in a contest.
b. To equal an opponent's score in (a contest): tied the game with minutes remaining.
7. Music To join (notes) by a tie.
1. To be fastened or attached: The apron ties at the back.
2. To achieve equal scores in a contest.
1. A cord, string, or other means by which something is tied.
2. Something that connects or unites; a link: a blood tie; marital ties.
3. A necktie.
4. A beam or rod that joins parts and gives support.
5. One of the timbers or slabs of concrete laid across a railroad bed to support the rails.
a. An equality of scores, votes, or performance in a contest: The election ended in a tie.
b. A contest so resulting; a draw.
7. Music A curved line above or below two notes of the same pitch, indicating that the tone is to be sustained for their combined duration.
1. To bring into or have a harmonious or effective relation; connect or coordinate: His explanation of what happened ties in with ours. We tied the new room in with the existing decor.
2. To include as part of a promotional tie-in: tied the movie in with their car brand.
To attack energetically.
1. Nautical To secure or be secured to a shore or pier; dock.
2. To impede the progress of; block: The accident tied up traffic.
3. To keep occupied; engage: She was tied up in a meeting all morning. The phone was tied up for an hour.
4. To place (funds) so as to make inaccessible for other uses: tied up her cash in long-term investments.
tie one on Slang
To become intoxicated; go on a drinking spree.
tie the knot Slang
1. To get married.
2. To perform a marriage ceremony.
to come or bring into a certain relationship; coordinate
1. a link, relationship, or coordination
2. (Marketing) publicity material, a book, tape, etc, linked to a film or broadcast programme or series
a. a sale or advertisement offering products of which a purchaser must buy one or more in addition to his purchase
b. an item sold or advertised in this way, esp the extra item
c. (as modifier): a tie-in sale.
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|Verb||1.||tie in - be in connection with something relevant; "This ties in closely with his earlier remarks"|
|2.||tie in - make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"|
remember - exercise, or have the power of, memory; "After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember"; "some remember better than others"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
interrelate - place into a mutual relationship; "I cannot interrelate these two events"
correlate - bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation; "I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"
identify - conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
free-associate - associate freely; "Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"