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A piece of string, cord, or similar used for fastening or tying something
“I ripped away my covers and fought at the tie on my robe.”
The match or competition in which the scores or results are equal
“In the event of a tie for highest score, further hands are played with all four players taking part, until there is a single winner.”
A thing that unites or links people
“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.”
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
“He'd pulled off his jacket to reveal a nice ironed crisp white shirt, a dark tie secured at the collar.”
A thing that restricts someone's freedom of action
“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.”
A sports match between two or more players or teams in which the winners proceed to the next round of the competition
“With a sixth round tie against Bolton awaiting the winner Mark believes a trip to the Reebok would be tougher than going to Highbury.”
Attach or fasten with string or similar cord
“She was tied to a chair while they made off, on foot, with the cash.”
Achieve the same score or ranking as another competitor or team
“Norman needed a par to tie with Nicklaus.”
Connect; link
“His switch to study theology with work in the Anglican Church may well have been tied up with the beginning of the First World War.”
“Then tie a piece of string around one end of the roll and knot firmly.”
To restrict or limit
“If we are tied to a specific date, though, we have no choice in the matter.”
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