Meaning of TIE in English

TIE

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a shirt and tie

I have to wear a shirt and tie to work.

bolo tie

bonds/ties of friendship (= things that connect friends )

They were united by deep bonds of friendship.

bow tie

collar and tie

He loosened his collar and tie .

cup tie

Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Spurs

loose ends...tied up (= dealt with or completed )

We’ve nearly finished, but there are still a few loose ends to be tied up .

old school tie

a system based on social class and the old school tie

school tie

sever ties/relations/connections/links etc (with/between sb)

The two countries severed diplomatic relations.

She had severed all contact with her ex-husband.

strengthen ties/bonds/links

He wants to strengthen ties with the West.

string tie

the game is tied (= both teams or players had the same score )

The game was tied 10-10 at halftime.

tie a knot

My uncle taught me how to tie knots.

tie up/moor a boat (= tie it to something so that it stays in one place )

You can tie up the boat to that tree.

How much does it cost to moor a boat here?

tie your shoes

He tied his shoes in a double knot.

tied cottage

tied house

tied to...apron strings

Jeff is still tied to his mother’s apron strings .

tie/untie a shoelace

Roger bent to tie his shoelace.

zip tie

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

back

His hair was tied back with a piece of tinsel string he had found in the Christmas decorations box.

There was something of value to the company that could be counted and tied back to an individual operator.

She was fine-boned and delicate, with auburn hair tied back in a leather clasp.

Her hair was tied back from her face in a long ponytail.

She had large, soft eyes and her hair was tied back with a red ribbon.

One is torn from its rung and tied back .

She's been fencing too, her long black hair tied back from her face, her face bright with sweat.

Never use rubber bands to tie back your hair: it's a sure way to get hair breakage.

down

He had to be tied down .

Workers tied down banners and tents, and some scaffolding was taken down.

She said she wanted to be free, to finish her training, she was afraid of being tied down .

My computer was tied down to a metal desk.

So we won't be tied down to schools very much longer.

The mainsail was still swinging back and forth, sweeping the cabin top, so it was lowered and tied down .

As a result, anything that is not tied down inside the plane starts to float about.

She didn't want to be tied down by a full-time job, so she decided to become a free-lance translator.

in

Web page designers are commonplace, and can no longer charge extortionate rates unless they're tied in with a major agency.

To tie in with the hubbub comes the most successful parody of the group, the Rutles.

It does tie in with conservation.

This tied in with the position and colour of the spot when it first appeared.

The idea behind the timing of the launch is that it will tie in with the expected rush of year 2000 weddings.

Three backlist titles tie in with the television and are reissued in April.

Above the Magnesian Limestone event a number of reflections have been tied in with the sequence in Larne-2 and Newmill-l.

together

The result is that different networks such as ARCnet and Ethernet can be tied together into a single LANtastic internet.

Her home consists of two battered green fishing boats tied together a few feet off a stretch of garbage-strewn Nile shoreline.

Here, technique, perception and response were closely tied together .

The whites and blacks were tied together in a web of interdependency-the whites through need and the blacks for survival.

And when there are children they will be tied together by that strongest of all bonds.

The network ties together a wide variety of government and university sites.

It consists of a loose shirt, or tunic, with baggy pants, tied together in the middle with a belt.

The problem is especially serious for an episodic memory, which is a unique category that ties together a series of elements.

up

Its fixed-interest bond pays 11.50 percent net provided the money is tied up for at least 12 months.. Key move on cards.

Over at Newport News, the Union tugboat Zouave had completed her morning duties and was tied up at the wharf.

I can already hear the objections from those clubs who have a few players tied up with the Championship.

We tied up our beasts, sat on the rocks and ate.

Singh had earned his prize with the shot that tied up this championship.

But waste in government does not come tied up in neat packages.

She was supposed to have died from Allied bombing, so that ties up .

■ NOUN

apron

Léonie tied on an apron and hoisted herself on to a kitchen chair.

bow

Does the course include how to tie a dickie bow ?

Miss Sadie had given him a very large package tied with a red bow .

She had a lot of curly hair and she had tied a bow in it.

Mulcahey slipped the red ribbon around the collar and tied a big bow .

At any party, you will gain confidence if you know you have tied the bow yourself.

Get enough ribbon to wrap the jam box and tie a bow .

After that, Jasper always tied my bow ties.

game

But despite end-to-end play, it was Searle's third goal with 10 minutes still left that tied the game .

When we tied that game I knew that game was going to be over.

Moments later, Ray Bourque beat Joseph with a wrist shot to tie the game .

Next Jets shot, tie game , courtesy of defenseman Deron Quint from the blue line.

Stoudamire then blew by Barros for two straight layups to tie the game with 2: 46 left.

He lofted a wobbly, 41-yard kick through the uprights to tie the game 13-13 with 7: 49 left.

If she makes it, Santa Clara will have to come back with a three-point play to tie the game .

hair

His hair was tied back with a piece of tinsel string he had found in the Christmas decorations box.

She walked over to a tall woman whose hair was tied with a colorful bandanna.

She is in control. Hair tied back.

Her hair was tied back from her face in a long ponytail.

She was fine-boned and delicate, with auburn hair tied back in a leather clasp.

Betty Lou has her long brown hair tied with a single white ribbon.

Nick combed her hair and tied the ribbon himself, badly, too loosely.

Decent women let their hair grow and tied it in a knot on the back of the head.

knot

The boys were smeared with lipstick, old scarves tied in knots beneath their spotted chins.

Decent women let their hair grow and tied it in a knot on the back of the head.

All that personal politics stuff had left them tied up in knots .

I tied a monster knot , one I invented on the spot, and tugged it hard, Lincoln licking my ear.

It tied her up in knots .

Banks across the country tied the knot as a way to cut costs and boost earnings.

The King lookalike couldn't help falling in love with Lynn Willoughby and yesterday they tied the knot .

Gao Yang yearned to shout to her but his throat muscles were tied in knots , and no sound emerged.

ribbon

Finally, tie a colourful ribbon around your gift.

And the waist was tied with satin ribbons .

Nick combed her hair and tied the ribbon himself, badly, too loosely.

He was carrying four thick brown cardboard accordion folios tied with faded red ribbons .

They were tied with white ribbons , as if, she thought contemptuously, I were a silly young girl.

The key to the front door was tied on to a little ribbon pinned into my pocket.

Her hair was tied in a ribbon and she looked positively chirpy.

My braids are tied with small red ribbons , my black laced shoes are polished.

rope

Then tie the rope around her wrists.

Chests and suitcases were being packed and tied with rope , and nails were being hammered.

I then used one hook for each ship, and tied all the ropes together at one end.

Quickly, I tied the rope round the man's body and Sapt and Fritz pulled it up.

They tied a rope around my middle and pulled me up like a package.

Their arms were tied with rope , but their legs were free and they could walk.

Then Sapt tied the rope round one of the trees near the water.

shoelace

George Best was/is a drunken waste of space who wasn't fit to tie Eddie Gray's shoelaces .

Sammler tied his shoelaces continued dressing.

Bend down and tie your shoelace .

I let myself into my place with the key I carry tied to my shoelace .

Kneeling down on the dusty pavement, she made as if to tie her shoelaces .

Once inside the car, he tied a shoelace around her neck and threatened to choke her.

They were more like badly tied shoelaces .

string

Like many supposed puppets, Mr Castro learnt to tug on the strings that tied him to his masters' hands.

One end of a string was tied around the neck of each mouse and the other end to the truck.

■ VERB

sever

Earl Seiguard, following tradition, severed the head, tied the bloody object to his saddle, and leapt aboard.

The ruling Kuomintang is desperately in need of reform, including rooting out blatant corruption and severing gangland ties .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

can do sth with one hand (tied) behind your back

diplomatic relations/ties

A large part of his wealth is in a country with which Britain does not have diplomatic relations.

Bonn has not cut official diplomatic relations with Baghdad but it withdrew all diplomatic personnel long ago.

Kostunica has said that he accepts the Dayton borders, and wishes to establish diplomatic relations with Bosnia.

Stories, however, have circulated that the Bush administration may be more open than was President Clinton to resuming diplomatic relations.

That cooperation was crucial for the Clinton administration to win congressional support to lift a wartime trade embargo and normalize diplomatic relations.

fit to be tied

I was absolutely fit to be tied when I found out who got the promotion.

He was fit to be tied.

sb's hands are tied

I'd like to help you, but you missed the deadline. I'm afraid my hands are tied.

The company's hands are tied because of government regulations.

We'd really like to help you, but I'm afraid our hands are tied.

Bankers argue that their hands are tied by the Fed.

the old school tie

the old school tie

tie/bind sb hand and foot

We're bound hand and foot by all these safety regulations.

Then, before she realised what was happening, he fastened her in the double stirrups, binding her hands and feet.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

At school camp they taught us how to tie various knots.

Daddy, can you tie my shoe?

Do you know how to tie a bow tie?

Don't forget to tie this label onto your suitcase.

Her horse was tied to a tree.

I won the first competition and tied with Wilson in the second.

If the rope is too short, tie two pieces together.

Pull both ends tight, tie the tapes, then inflate the life jacket.

Quickly tying a knot in his tie , John finished dressing and went to work.

Saul tied one end of the rope around a large rock and lowered himself over the cliff.

She tied a scarf around her neck.

The kidnappers had tied his hands together and blindfolded him.

The package had been tied with strong green string.

The terrorists tied the hostages to their chairs.

The two teams are tied with two games a piece.

The washing line was tied to a tree.

When the teacher stood up, he found that his shoes had been tied together.

Woosnam and Lyle tied for fourth place on 264.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He was carrying four thick brown cardboard accordion folios tied with faded red ribbons.

In the middle of the room was a figure tied to a post.

Miss Sadie had given him a very large package tied with a red bow.

That measure is now tied up in litigation.

This is the extent to which women's moral perceptions are tied to the aesthetic.

Weights can be tied to the scaffolds to pull the branches down to create these angles.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

black

The referee patrols the bandaged ropes, dapper in his black bow tie .

Mr Alsop generally wore a velvet smoking jacket to dinner; the young men wore black tie .

Hal was thin, his long black tie didn't help him look any plumper but he didn't want to.

Dressed in a smart, grey suit and black tie , the former Beatle looked very happy.

Georges is a stuffy individual who dresses in black tie just to watch Don Giovanni on television.

In sombre silence, wearing black ties , the Calvinist elders walk between the unusually-full pews.

Incidents such as this one were commonly reported by military intelligence as evidence of black ties with radical groups.

close

He also favoured the closest possible ties between those who were taxed and those who were doing the taxing.

The neo-communists are committed, he has repeatedly declared, to the closest possible ties to the West.

The piece was purchased from the private collection of Ruth Blumka, a New York dealer with close ties to the museum.

Some freeholders were just as keen as was the average burgh councillor to retain close ties with the government ministers.

During the first quarter of the fourteenth century, the Armagnacs also benefited from their close ties with the Avignon papacy.

dark

Gilfoyle sat in the dock dressed in a white shirt, dark blue tie , and grey cardigan.

The players wore short-sleeve white shirts, long white pants and dark bow ties , with baseball caps and white sneakers.

Martin Landau dressed as another monarch in a dark suit and tie .

Citizen Oswald came to town wearing his dark tie , cashmere sweater and gray flannel suit.

He was wearing a dark suit and tie when we met.

Then, before the next shack, a group of men in beige suits and dark ties .

diplomatic

It was hoped to open the border and renew diplomatic ties by the end of 1991.

Fifthly, non-#diplomatic personnel are increasingly either having diplomatic influence or being involved in activity affecting diplomatic ties .

economic

In terms of this goal, domestic macro-#economic priori-ties loom large.

This, together with closer economic ties with the West, added to the Empire's leverage in international affairs.

emotional

One of the most significant recommendations in early recovery is that close emotional ties should be avoided.

So too are domestic matters and emotional ties .

For the Hazaras, who have strong emotional ties to their history, the outrage was perceived as yet another irreparable wound.

Sensual love is distinguishable from identification as a means of establishing emotional ties between two people.

This type of object-cathexis, based on sexuality, is not the only kind of emotional tie which is found.

old

Charles Harvey, on the other hand, was tall, six foot, and he was wearing an Old Carthusian tie .

He wore the elegantly cut suit over a white shirt and an old Etonian tie .

He was still wearing his Old Carthusian tie .

The old ties of obligation were replaced by pursuit of self-interest and the pursuit of capital accumulation.

He comes across as being vaguely aristocratic, patrician, old school tie .

personal

This involves personal ties between those in elite positions in society.

political

This is one of the dangers of its strong political ties to one party and one politician in particular.

The co-ops have longstanding political ties to the Liberal Democratic Party, which dominates the government.

Both sides agreed to strengthen political ties with regular consultations at foreign minister level.

After leaving Congress he established his own private law practice, but did not cut his political ties .

round

They take a three nil lead to Swansea for the second leg of their first round tie .

The 20-year-old arrives tomorrow and should have his debut in the League Cup second round tie at home to Monaghan.

Dinamo won the first leg of the preliminary round tie 2-1.

social

The deprivation of family and social ties seem most acute although loss of liberty is also acutely felt.

Though geographical mobility is possible, to move means severing all the social ties which the miner has built up.

It also reinforces social ties and village traditions for the young.

strong

The army had strong ties with the agricultural population through the system of conscription.

As with the peasantry, strong ties of loyalty and obligation tend to prevent the development of permanent horizontal links.

Community colleges also tend to have stronger ties to businesses than do either high schools or four-year institutions.

This is one of the dangers of its strong political ties to one party and one politician in particular.

They have strong ties to institutions of higher learning.

Most important of these is the existence of strong ties of family and friendship.

Hofmann, especially, has strong ties to the East Bay, having lived his entire life there.

white

Black over-tunics, with a fine white stripe, and black shirt with wide white ties .

Behind her walked Jeeves, straight as a broom, clad in white tie and tails and carrying a silver tray.

Both wore similar dark suits, white shirts and ties .

I never saw him without a white shirt, tie , and conservative suit.

Robert followed him, ponderous and thoughtful, his white tie limp from over-handling.

Not for the stuffy - white collars and ties are irrelevant and the atmosphere could be described as flamboyantly casual.

Blue and white spotted silk tie , £19.50, Thomas Pink, Mulberry belt, as before.

The General wore white tie and tails that accentuated his normal elegance.

■ NOUN

bow

Medallion silk waistcoat and bow tie from Oxford and Swan, perfect for your groom or best man.

The players wore short-sleeve white shirts, long white pants and dark bow ties , with baseball caps and white sneakers.

Beer is dispensed by a man with a bow tie .

It was the bow ties that made Raymo happy.

I tried to interest him in bow ties .

That night, another of my presents was a bow tie .

He was naked except for a bow tie - a nice touch, that.

I was wearing a blouse with a long string bow tie .

break

In the tie break , Miss Cross offered more consistency and ran away with it, 7-3.

cup

United lit the fuse for a quality cup tie by giving everything they had against the big boys from the premier league.

But this Cup tie is a tremendous opportunity for us.

The Cup tie will be different.

And penalties to decide cup ties have also been abolished.

Batley and Sheffield Eagles received a severe reprimand yesterday for the fighting which took place during their first-round Yorkshire Cup tie .

The blonde midfield ace scored two quickfire goals in a minute to rescue this opening Gold Cup tie for the Blues.

family

Literary fragments-fossil speech-and some daring guesses about the rate of change reveal the family ties .

As happens some-times at funerals, there had been a reestablishment of family ties .

Although the family ties were not very close, we have always been very friendly and spent quite a lot of time together.

Rather, it measures the respondents' estimates of the effects on family ties of marriage across political party lines.

home

Sefton hit the cup trail tomorrow with a home tie against Metrovick in the Provincial Trophy third round.

school

The starter pack included a free school tie , stationery set and complimentary sports insurance.

He comes across as being vaguely aristocratic, patrician, old school tie .

silk

He wore a charcoal-grey business suit, with a pristine white shirt and maroon silk tie .

Cotton shirt, £39.50, Thomas Pink. Silk tie , £55, Gucci.

She could still feel, from fingertip to elbow, the textures of cotton shirt, silk tie and tweed jacket.

The Mark Hateley of suit and silk tie is a polar opposite to the Mark Hateley of shorts and bootlaces.

She selected a £225 grey-green wool suit, £23 shirt and £20 silk tie .

Diagonal striped silk tie , £49, Alfred Dunhill.

■ VERB

cut

After leaving Congress he established his own private law practice, but did not cut his political ties .

Lewie took out a pair of scissors and with this big smile on his face cut off my tie .

develop

In some cases friendships developed alongside business ties .

We view skin-to-skin care as a major advance in helping parents develop a closer tie to their infant.

end

The match had ended in a tie .

But the vote ended in a tie , so we had to have a tie-breaker.

A course of antibiotics enabled him to continue and he ended up in a tie for second place alongside Jose Maria Olazabal.

The second 1961 game ended in a tie when rain halted play after five innings with the scored 1-1 at Fenway Park.

knot

The hurt never left the depth of his eyes and each day of his life he knotted a black tie .

loosen

He had loosened his tie and undone the top button of his shirt.

Then taking off his tunic and loosening his tie , he picked up the telephone.

He loosened his tie with his free hand.

Her hand was loosening his tie , his was sliding up the tingling curve of her thigh.

Omar said, loosening his tie .

They loosen their ties and slouch against the wall with hands in pockets in manufactured nonchalance.

The Chancellor had loosened his tie and was breathing heavily.

maintain

He also vowed to maintain ties with the United States while continuing to improve relations with the Soviet Union.

Are the reasons still valid, or am I maintaining a merely sentimental tie ?

To some, it seemed odd that he was able to maintain those ties .

Respect yourself. Maintain strong family ties .

They maintain their ties with blacks and Hispanics.

sever

Emily had taken her revenge swiftly, severing the ties that had long been between the Grenfells and the Morgans.

Some 35 members voted to sever ties with the churches.

Though geographical mobility is possible, to move means severing all the social ties which the miner has built up.

The spokesman said no one called the Kings on Wednesday morning to sever ties with the team.

You certainly appear to have reached a major turning point in your career and must now think about severing unprofitable ties .

They planned to start by severing ties with the thrift industry.

For what better way to sever an unwanted tie than by disappearing off on business for a couple of weeks?

Louis Blues, they severed all ties with popular culture.

straighten

We put on our képis, straightened our ties , pulled our fingers into regulation gloves and set off for the guardhouse.

Li stands, straightens his tie , formally shakes my hand, and moves purposefully down the hallway.

I stuffed my shirt tail back into my trousers and tried to straighten my tie .

The rest of the attorneys straightened their ties , leaned their heads in their hands.

Ali Christie was straightening his tie as he reached the bottom of the stairs.

Manville paused to straighten his tie before stepping through.

I straightened my tie and guided my hair back with my hands.

Uncle Philip, huge and sombre, came on to the stage, straightening his bow tie , which was askew.

strengthen

A wide variety of valuable lessons is learned at such times when the pupils strengthen their ties with the School Community.

The Catholic Church is actively promoting the celebrations as a way to strengthen family and community ties and distract kids from gangs.

Only in a prosperous and well-governed Britain can we strengthen the ties of our community.

They strengthen the ties between students and potential employers.

Both sides agreed to strengthen political ties with regular consultations at foreign minister level.

When all goes well during this time, a gradual strengthening of ties between parent and infant occurs.

The Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse is sharply reducing its longstanding role as a military contractor in order to strengthen ties to the entertainment industry.

Forbes also is strengthening his ties to Republicans in Congress, even as he continues to play the outsider.

wear

Why can female staff in Canterbury wear casual clothes but the men have to wear shirts and ties ?

Citizen Oswald came to town wearing his dark tie , cashmere sweater and gray flannel suit.

But today, wearing the right tie often means wearing the right label.

I wore a tie to work.

Fortunately Newley had been wearing a tie and belt.

Everyone wears a suit and tie to the table.

Morpurgo must have been wearing the same tie the day she came to Tyler's Hard.

Many of the men wore no ties .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be bagged and zip-tied

break a link/tie/connection

Mr Eastwood argues it would break ties with local communities.

Personnel changes confirmed the new liberalism in the Soviet Union and the attempt to break links with past behaviour.

diplomatic relations/ties

A large part of his wealth is in a country with which Britain does not have diplomatic relations.

Bonn has not cut official diplomatic relations with Baghdad but it withdrew all diplomatic personnel long ago.

Kostunica has said that he accepts the Dayton borders, and wishes to establish diplomatic relations with Bosnia.

Stories, however, have circulated that the Bush administration may be more open than was President Clinton to resuming diplomatic relations.

That cooperation was crucial for the Clinton administration to win congressional support to lift a wartime trade embargo and normalize diplomatic relations.

fit to be tied

I was absolutely fit to be tied when I found out who got the promotion.

He was fit to be tied.

the old school tie

the old school tie

tie/bind sb hand and foot

We're bound hand and foot by all these safety regulations.

Then, before she realised what was happening, he fastened her in the double stirrups, binding her hands and feet.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

If there is a tie

The second game was very exciting, but it ended in a tie .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Edward undid his tie , but for the life of him he could not take his eyes off her.

Even without the Guards tie , his dress and manner made it obvious that he was a Brit.

Family ties extended to the making of several of the films at Toronto.

Sig and Feels had their jackets off and ties loosened.

To some, it seemed odd that he was able to maintain those ties.

Why can female staff in Canterbury wear casual clothes but the men have to wear shirts and ties?

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