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tie

 (tī)
v. tied, ty·ing (tī′ĭng), ties
v.tr.
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.
3.
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.
6.
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.
v.intr.
1. To be fastened or attached: The apron ties at the back.
2. To achieve equal scores in a contest.
n.
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.
6.
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.
Phrasal Verbs:
tie in
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.
tie into
To attack energetically.
tie up
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.
Idioms:
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.

[Middle English teien, from Old English tīgan; see deuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

tie up

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to attach or bind securely with or as if with string, rope, etc
2. (Nautical Terms) to moor (a vessel)
3. (tr; often passive) to engage the attentions of: he's tied up at the moment and can't see you.
4. (tr; often passive) to conclude (the organization of something): the plans for the trip were tied up well in advance.
5. to come or bring to a complete standstill
6. (Banking & Finance) (tr) to invest or commit (funds, etc) and so make unavailable for other uses
7. (Commerce) (tr) to subject (property) to conditions that prevent sale, alienation, or other action
n
8. a link or connection
9. chiefly US and Canadian a standstill
10. chiefly US and Canadian an informal term for traffic jam
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tie up - secure with or as if with ropestie up - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
chain up - tie up with chains; "chain up the prisoners"
faggot up, fagot, faggot - bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"
faggot, fagot - fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
hog-tie - tie together somebody's limbs; "The prisoner was hog-tied"
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
2.tie up - invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes; "All my money is tied up in long-term investments"
invest, commit, put, place - make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
3.tie up - restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
4.tie up - secure in or as if in a berth or docktie up - secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"
wharf - moor at a wharf; "The ship was wharfed"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
5.tie up - finish the last row
knitting, knitwork, knit - needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"

tie

verb
1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope:
2. To restrict the activity or free movement of:
Informal: hog-tie.
3. To do or make something equal to:
phrasal verb
tie up
1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope:
2. To cause to cease regular activity:
Idiom: bring to a screeching halt.
3. To cause to be busy or in use:
noun
1. That which unites or binds:
2. An equality of scores, votes, or performances in a contest:
Translations
zavázat
binde
sitoa
zavezati
固く縛る
긴밀한 관계를 맺다
binda fast
มัดให้แน่น
buộc chặt

w>tie up

vi
now it all ties upjetzt passt alles zusammen; it all ties up with his marital problemsdas hängt alles mit seinen Eheproblemen zusammen
(Naut) → festmachen
vt sep
parcelverschnüren; shoelacesbinden
boatfestmachen; animalfestbinden, anbinden (→ to an +dat); prisoner, hands etcfesseln
(= settle) deal, arrangements etcunter Dach und Fach bringen ? loose
(Fin) capital(fest) anlegen, festlegen
(= link) to be tied up with somethingmit etw zusammenhängen; are you still tied up with that firm?haben Sie noch Verbindungen zu der Firma?
(= keep busy)beschäftigen; machinesauslasten; he’s tied up all tomorrower ist morgen den ganzen Tag belegt or beschäftigt; he’s tied up with the manager at the momenter hat momentan beim Betriebsleiter zu tun
(= obstruct, hinder) production etcstilllegen

tie up

يَرْبُطُ zavázat binde zubinden δένω atar, inmovilizar sitoa ficeler zavezati allacciare 固く縛る 긴밀한 관계를 맺다 vastbinden binde sammen zawiązać amarrar привязывать binda fast มัดให้แน่น bağlamak buộc chặt 缚牢
References in classic literature ?
Come away at once and help me to tie up some mutton bones in a counterpane," said Anna Maria.
The tie up was proposed with a view to enabling the joint distribution of products by banks and insurance companies.