Meaning of TIE in English

TIE

I.

noun

1 worn around the neck with a shirt

ADJECTIVE

▪ undone

His ~ was undone.

▪ loose

▪ askew

His ~ was askew and his hair uncombed.

▪ loud

▪ bow , kipper ( BrE ), neck (usually necktie ) ( AmE )

▪ bolo ( AmE ), bootlace ( BrE )

▪ black , white (= a black/white bow tie as part of formal dress)

a black-tie dinner

▪ silk

▪ club , regimental , school (all esp. BrE )

VERB + TIE

▪ wear

▪ knot , tie

▪ loosen

▪ adjust , straighten

TIE + NOUN

▪ pin (usually tiepin ) , tack ( AmE )

PHRASES

▪ collar and ~ , jacket and ~ , shirt and ~ , suit and ~

2 ( usually ties ) sth that connects you with sb/sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ close , strong

▪ loose , weak

▪ direct , indirect

▪ blood , family

▪ emotional

▪ personal

▪ business , commercial , economic , financial

▪ cultural , diplomatic , historical , political , social , traditional

VERB + TIE

▪ have

We have close economic ~s with other countries in the region.

▪ develop , establish , forge

▪ maintain

▪ cement , strengthen

▪ break , cut , sever

He cut all ~s with the Church.

▪ loosen , weaken

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

There is a strong ~ between her and her daughters.

▪ ~ of

~s of kinship

▪ ~ to , ~ with

to establish diplomatic ~s with China

3 in a game/competition

VERB + TIE

▪ end in , result in

The match ended in a ~.

TIE + NOUN

▪ break (usually tiebreak ) ( BrE ), breaker (usually tiebreaker ) ( AmE )

▪ game ( AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

a ~ between Egypt and France

▪ ~ for

There was a ~ for first place.

II.

verb

1 attach/fasten sb/sth with string/rope

ADVERB

▪ firmly , securely , tightly

Did you ~ the balloons on tightly?

▪ loosely

He wore plimsolls, loosely ~d with bits of string.

▪ carefully

▪ neatly

Tie the cords neatly.

▪ back , on , together , up

PREPOSITION

▪ around , round ( esp. BrE )

He ~d his bathrobe firmly around him.

▪ in(to)

Her hair was ~d into a loose ponytail.

▪ onto

I ~d the bundle onto the end of the string.

▪ to

She ~d the rope securely to a tree.

▪ with

Katie ~d her hair back with a ribbon.

2 connect sb/sth with sb/sth else

ADVERB

▪ closely , intimately

Their company's future is closely ~d to our own.

▪ directly

▪ firmly

▪ inextricably

▪ in , together , up

Production and consumption are inextricably ~d together.

PREPOSITION

▪ to

You can't stay ~d to her forever.

Tie is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ balloon , ↑ bandage , ↑ bow , ↑ currency , ↑ end , ↑ game , ↑ horse , ↑ knot , ↑ match , ↑ noose , ↑ record , ↑ ribbon , ↑ scarf , ↑ score , ↑ shawl , ↑ shoe , ↑ shoelace , ↑ string , ↑ tie , ↑ umbilical cord , ↑ wrist

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