Meaning of TIE in English

TIE

/ taɪ; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

( ties , tying , tied , tied )

FASTEN WITH STRING / ROPE

1.

[ vn , usually + adv. / prep. ] to attach or hold two or more things together using string, rope, etc.; to fasten sb/sth with string, rope, etc. :

She tied the newspapers in a bundle.

He had to tie her hands together.

They tied him to a chair with cable.

Shall I tie the package or tape it?

I tie back my hair when I'm cooking.

2.

[ vn + adv. / prep. ] to fasten sth to or around sth else :

She tied a label on to the suitcase.

3.

[ vn ] to make a knot in a piece of string, rope, etc. :

to tie a ribbon

Can you help me tie my tie?

Tie up your shoelaces!

I tied a knot in the rope.

4.

[ v , usually + adv. / prep. ] to be closed or fastened with a knot, etc. :

The skirt ties at the waist.

CONNECT / LINK

5.

[ vn ] [ usually passive ] tie sb/sth (to sth/sb) to connect or link sb/sth closely with sb/sth else :

Pay increases are tied to inflation.

The house is tied to the job, so we'll have to move when I retire.

RESTRICT

6.

[ vn ] [ usually passive ] tie sb (to sth / to doing sth) to restrict sb and make them unable to do everything they want to :

to be tied by a contract

I want to work but I'm tied to the house with the baby.

I don't want to be tied to coming home at a particular time.

IN GAME / COMPETITION

7.

( of two teams, etc. ) to have the same number of points

SYN draw :

[ v ]

England tied 2–2 with Germany in the first round.

They tied for second place.

[ vn ]

The scores are tied at 3–3.

Last night's vote was tied.

MUSIC

8.

[ vn ] to join notes with a tie

—see also tongue-tied

IDIOMS

- tie sb / yourself (up) in knots

- tie one on

- tie the knot

—more at apron , hand noun

PHRASAL VERBS

- tie sb down (to sth / to doing sth)

- tie in (with sth)

- tie in (with sth) | tie sth in (with sth)

- tie sth off

- tie up | tie sth up

- tie sb up

- tie sth up

■ noun

CLOTHES

1.

( NAmE also neck·tie ) a long narrow piece of cloth worn around the neck, especially by men, with a knot in front :

a collar and tie

a striped silk tie

—see also black tie , bow tie , old school tie , white tie

FOR FASTENING

2.

a piece of string or wire used for fastening or tying sth :

ties for closing plastic bags

CONNECTION

3.

[ usually pl. ] a strong connection between people or organizations :

family ties

the ties of friendship

economic ties

The firm has close ties with an American corporation.

RESTRICTION

4.

a thing that limits sb's freedom of action :

He was still a young man and he did not want any ties.

IN GAME / COMPETITION

5.

a situation in a game or competition when two or more players have the same score :

The match ended in a tie.

—compare draw noun (2)

6.

( BrE ) a sports match, especially a football ( soccer ) match, that is part of a larger competition :

the first leg of the Cup tie between Leeds and Roma

MUSIC

7.

a curved line written over two notes of the same pitch (= how high or low a note is) to show that they are to be played or sung as one note

—picture at music

ON RAILWAY

8.

( NAmE ) = sleeper (5)

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English tīgan (verb), tēah (noun), of Germanic origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.