1.Attach or fasten with string or similar cord.
‘Gabriel tied up his horse'
‘they tied Max to a chair'
‘her long hair was tied back in a bow'
‘That's when she realized she was tied to the chair.'
‘Sandy Cadway laughed, tying her wavy blonde hair up into a messy ponytail.'
2.Fasten (something) to or round someone or something by means of its strings or by forming the ends into a knot or bow.
‘Lewis tied on his apron'
‘He bandaged her wounds and tied them tight to stop the bleeding.'
‘Alexia reached for the apron and tied it around herself with some difficulty.'
‘I unrolled the bandage and started tying it around her head.'
‘A strip of cloth was tied around his right shin, presumably to hold the bottom of his pants together from a rather large tear.'
3.Form (a string, ribbon, or lace) into a knot or bow.
‘Renwick bent to tie his shoelace'
‘I finished tying the ribbons into a bow under her chin.'
‘Chastity bent down to tie her shoelace, and after succeeding in making it into a perfect bow, she looked up and examined the locker room.'
‘Make certain you wear shoes suitable for climbing and working on a ladder, and that the shoe laces are tied.'
‘As well as these basic manners, youngsters are not being shown skills like how to sit still, to tie shoelaces and fasten buttons.'
4.Form (a knot or bow) in a ribbon, lace, etc.
‘tie a knot in one end of the cotton'
‘Demonstrate how to thread a needle and tie a knot.'
‘Run ribbon through the holes and tie a bow at the side.'
‘In next to no time, I stepped in and tied a perfect lattigo knot in nothing flat.'
‘He was an artist with the language, a craftsman who could tie paragraphs together the way sailors tie a slip knot.'
5.Be fastened with a knot or bow.
‘a sarong which ties at the waist'
6.Restrict or limit (someone) to a particular situation or place.
‘she didn't want to be like her mother, tied to a feckless man'
‘she didn't want to be tied down by a full-time job'
‘The structure of the novel is also a help in this case - whilst we used the four-character idea we weren't tied to it.'
‘If we are tied to a specific date, though, we have no choice in the matter.'
‘These days with a husband and young child, she's more tied to her New York home.'
‘self-respect is closely tied up with the esteem in which one is held by one's fellows'
‘That is tied up with the elements of the offence, of course, in the first place.'
‘John's father, Joe Kennedy was a bootlegger during the prohibition and was also tied up with Mafia.'
‘They do, however, have their own politics which are tied up with ruling classes, nationalism, etc.'
‘It's just a damn shame that the award will inevitably be somewhat tied up with the question of how much of the win was race-related.'
8.Hold together by a crosspiece or tie.
‘ceiling joists are used to tie the rafter feet'
9.Unite (written notes) by a tie.
10.Perform (two notes) as one unbroken note.
11.Achieve the same score or ranking as another competitor or team.
‘Norman needed a par to tie with Nicklaus'
‘Muir tied the score at 5–5'
‘Nonetheless, he tied for the team lead with four interceptions.'
‘Their competitors tied for second place with 66 points.'
‘With the scores tied at 7-7 after normal time, Druids went on to win 11-9.'
1.Achieve the same score or ranking as another competitor or team.
‘he tightened the tie of his robe'
2.A piece of string, cord, or similar used for fastening or tying something.
‘After he was subdued, cabin crew used plastic ties to restrain his hands.'
‘Some are roughly wrapped around wooden frames and screwed and bolted into place; others are cut into strips, which are then rolled up and fastened with plastic ties.'
‘After a few minutes of pushing all the connections to make sure they were all secure and then setting to work on the cable ties with a pair of scissors everything is back to normal.'
‘It was a great exercise in learning to play without specific goals and to realize the many sensations one can create with any object, be it a feather duster, a hairbrush or a bunch of cable ties.'
3.A shoe tied with a lace.
‘It had to be untied, loose ties with fat laces, always spotlessly white.'
‘Roper also offers custom-designed ties for larger customers' needs.'
4.A rod or beam holding parts of a structure together.
‘This transparency is achievable because the building front is cantilevered and suspended from the main structure by diagonal ties.'
‘All these walls have metal anchors, ties, and fasteners that cause thermal bridges.'
‘This equipment also can be used to recycle railroad ties, telephone poles, pallets - all of which is removed from the nation's wastestream.'
‘He made it out of four railroad ties, the 8 x 12 pieces of wood they lay down to support railroad tracks.'
‘Then too, there was the railroad equipment itself, which it hoped to sell: rails, ties, cars, and locomotives.'
‘The contamination in the soil in this project is mostly creosote, a product used on railway ties and telephone poles.'
‘We are ordering the rail, the ties, the switches, and so forth that we need to carry out next year's reconstruction program.'
6.A curved line above or below two notes of the same pitch indicating that they are to be played for the combined duration of their time values.
‘A curved line similar to the slur may be used to indicate a portamento effect; the same sign between two adjacent notes of the same pitch serves as a tie.'
‘In a rush, he began writing, though he was careful as he drew in all of the notes and ties.'
7.A thing that unites or links people.
‘it is important that we keep family ties strong'
‘Canada's finest rock 'n' roll act, The Sadies, have strong family ties.'
‘And of course, the U.S. and Japan have strong economic ties as well.'
‘Despite these connections, however, he has committed himself to living in Hollywood, because his immediate family ties are now so strong; he would lose custody of his son if he didn't.'
‘Evidence of strong economic or professional ties with home helps, too.'
8.A thing that restricts someone's freedom of action.
‘some cities and merchants were freed from feudal ties'
‘Both are newcomers who claim to be free of special-interest ties.'
‘They should sort these problems out by talking frankly about the benefits of a thaw in their ties, free from constraints imposed by their formal positions.'
‘They stayed in touch as they went on with their lives, but there were no fixed ties, no permanent commitments.'
‘But he would not be teaching a monk, he would be teaching a boy without ties, without obligation.'
9.A strip of material worn round the collar and tied in a knot at the front with the ends hanging down, typically forming part of a man's smart or formal outfit.
‘his hand went up to his collar and started to loosen his tie'
‘Honestly, every man in western society needs to have at least one good suit and a couple of dress shirts and ties to go with it.'
‘That's right, suits: buttoned up shirts, stylish ties, smart trousers with matching fitted jackets.'
‘During the summer months we have lots of shirt collars undone and ties at half mast.'
‘At The Mikado's rehearsals, the male actors have on formal jackets and ties and top hats, while the women wear dresses that would not look out of place at a lunch in a good restaurant.'
10.A result in a game or other competitive situation in which two or more competitors or teams have the same score or ranking; a draw.
‘there was a tie for first place'
‘Once we did that we were the better team by miles for the next 90 minutes of the tie but they had scored early and that killed us.'
‘If by chance the first half ended in a tie, the score of the second half would determine the winner of the game.'
‘He eventually was declared the third out on a force play completed by Johnny Evers to end the game in a tie.'
‘Meanwhile, the Clippers have rallied to a tie, and the game is going to overtime.'
11.A game in which the scores are level and both sides have completed their innings, as distinct from a draw (a game left incomplete through lack of time).
‘There was another thriller at Rowntrees when the game ended in a perfect tie with each side making 155-8.'
12.A sports match between two or more players or teams in which the winners proceed to the next round of the competition.
‘Swindon Town have won themselves a third round tie against Oldham'
‘All four Bradford clubs' interest in the Tetley's Yorkshire Cup came to an abrupt end in the second round ties.'
‘Waddilove Cup second round ties are set to be played on Sunday.'
‘Two other first round ties went to extra time, with 15 goals being scored in an extraordinary game at Waddington, where the home side pipped Ingleton 8-7.'
‘The two sides have met in the FA Cup eight times and four times the winner of the tie has gone on to the final.'