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Definition of "tie" []

  • To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap: tied the kite to a post; tie up a bundle. (verb-transitive)
  • To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces: tied her shoes. (verb-transitive)
  • To make by fastening ends or parts: tie a knot. (verb-transitive)
  • To put a knot or bow in: tie a neck scarf. (verb-transitive)
  • To confine or restrict as if with cord: duties that tied him to the office. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tie" in a sentence
  • "Fig. 30 illustrates the more common variety of tie, while Fig. 31 shows an example of the _enharmonic [10] tie_."
  • "Moynihan "doesn't care about his appearance, that his tie is askew, his hair is on fire," says Nancy Bush, head of NAB Research."
  • "So the tie is a certainty to be shown live on television, you would think."