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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 Indo-European roots.]

tied

(taɪd)
adj
1. (Commerce) (of a public house, retail shop, etc) obliged to sell only the beer, products, etc, of a particular producer: a tied house; tied outlet.
2. (Law) (of a house or cottage) rented out to the tenant for as long as he or she is employed by the owner
3. (Banking & Finance) (of a loan) made by one nation to another on condition that the money is spent on goods or services provided by the lending nation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tied - bound or secured closelytied - bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed chicken"
bound - confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages"
2.tied - bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection; "people tied by blood or marriage"
united - characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front"
3.tied - fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle"
untied, unfastened - not tied
4.tied - closed with a lace; "snugly laced shoes"
5.tied - of the score in a contest; "the score is tied"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
Translations

tied

[taɪd] ADJ
1. (Sport) → empatado
the match was tied at 2-2el partido estaba empatado a dos
2. (Mus) [note] → ligado
3. (Brit) tied cottage casa de campo cedida o alquilada a un empleado, generalmente a un trabajador del campo
tied house (= pub) bar que está obligado a vender una marca de cerveza en exclusiva

tied

:
tied cottage
n (Brit) → Gesindehaus nt
tied house
n (Brit: = pub) → Brauereigaststätte f, → brauereieigene Gaststätte
References in classic literature ?
Let me try, dear," she said, and indeed that was what he had come to ask her to do, and with her nice cool hands she tied his tie for him, while the children stood around to see their fate decided.
In vain, in vain," he cried; "the proper place for you is the yard, and there you go to be tied up this instant.
I tied it to a rope, brought it home, dogs took it.
The boy who had knocked him on the head with the paddle, tied his legs securely and tossed him out on the beach ere he forgot him in the excitement of looting the Arangi.
Sometimes the men and women tied tough vines about the bundles of ferns and branches that they carried to the caves to sleep upon.
As they were thus proceeding, then, they discovered a small boat, without oars or any other gear, that lay at the water's edge tied to the stem of a tree growing on the bank.
They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders.
Dantes had been flung into the sea, and was dragged into its depths by a thirty-six pound shot tied to his feet.
His coat was pulled off, and he was rolled up in a bundle, and tied with string in very hard knots.
My reading had taught me that many serious accidents had happened in the Alps simply from not having the people tied up soon enough; I was not going to add one to the list.
Not only had his partner tied the dogs up, but he had tied them, after the Indian fashion, with sticks.
Jim he spoke to the duke, and said he hoped it wouldn't take but a few hours, because it got mighty heavy and tiresome to him when he had to lay all day in the wigwam tied with the rope.