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English definition of “tie”

tie

verb [I] (FINISH EQUAL)    /taɪ/ (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
to finish at the same time or score the same number of points , etc. in a competition as someone or something else : Jane and I tied (for first place ) in the spelling test . We tied with a team from the south in the championships .Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeatedLosing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of tie verb (FINISH EQUAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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