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Emotional or personal association with someone
Ropes, chains, or other restraints used to hold someone prisoner
“I ripped away the covers and fought at the tie on my robe.”
A group of people related by blood, marriage or ancestry
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A relationship by bloodline
Plural for the result of tying, knotting or joining something together
“She tossed the sack onto her bed and walked back to the door, then struggled to undo the tie on her hat.”
Plural for something that unites or links people or things
“The opportunities afforded to him were, in large part thanks, to his family tie to Fairfax.”
Plural for a strip of material worn around the collar and tied in a knot
“He'd pulled off his jacket to reveal a nicely ironed and crisp white shirt, a dark tie secured at the collar.”
Plural for a match or competition in which the scores or results are equal
“In the event of a tie, further hands are played until there is a single winner.”
Plural for a sports match between two or more players or teams
“This is the biggest game of the season, it is the tie of the round, perhaps the whole competition.”
Plural for something that restricts someone's freedom of action
“It is quite out of the question in a modern industrialized society such as ours to try somehow to keep a legal tie on them.”
To attach or fasten together, usually with a string or cord
“Put all your irritations and worries into a helium balloon and tie it to a chair outside the room you are in.”
To form into a knot or bow
“He learned to tie his shoelaces when he was eight years of age.”
To achieve the same score or ranking as another competitor or team
“He felt that even if he couldn't win, he could at least tie with his opponent.”
To correlate a subject, issue or event with another
“No causal connection has yet been established to directly tie this event to the impact.”
To restrict or limit (to a particular situation, time or place)
“This way of understanding the meaning inherent in human practice has preconditions and assumptions that tie it to a specific historical epoch.”
To impede or hinder the progress or movement of
“The new rules and regulations will tie businesses down with red tape.”
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