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English definition of “tie-dye”

tie-dye

verb [T] uk   /ˈtaɪ.daɪ/ (present participle tie-dyeing, past tense and past participle tie-dyed) us  
to colour cloth by tying it in knots so that when it is put in a dye (= substance for changing the colour of cloth) the tied areas absorb less colour and produce circular patterns when unfastened: There are pictures of us in the 60s wearing flares and tie-dyed T-shirts.
(Definition of tie-dye from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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