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Definitions of tie:
  • noun:   a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
    Example: "He needed a tie for the packages"
  • noun:   a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
    Example: "He nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
  • noun:   one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
    Example: "The British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
  • noun:   (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
  • noun:   equality of score in a contest
  • noun:   neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    Example: "He stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"
  • noun:   a fastener that serves to join or link
  • noun:   the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
    Example: "Their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
  • noun:   a social or business relationship
    Example: "He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"
  • verb:   limit or restrict to
    Example: "I am tied to UNIX"
  • verb:   finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
    Example: "The teams drew a tie"
  • verb:   fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    Example: "They tied their victim to the chair"
  • verb:   form a knot or bow in
    Example: "Tie a necktie"
  • verb:   unite musical notes by a tie
  • verb:   make by tying pieces together
    Example: "The fishermen tied their flies"
  • verb:   create social or emotional ties
  • verb:   perform a marriage ceremony
  • verb:   connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    Example: "Tie the ropes together"

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