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tie

verb     /taɪ/ (tying, tied, tied)
[T] to connect two things in a way that limits other possibilities: tie sth to sth We now have the option of tying funding to environmental conditions. Pay and promotions in the organization are tied to performance.tie sb to sth Many of the bank's employees were tied to their jobs because they were worried about losing their pension schemes.
[I or T] to have the same score or level in a game, competition, or comparison, or to make the scores the same: tie for first/second/last, etc. place Frederick and Fairfax counties each reported 4.2% job growth, tying for 18th place in the US as a whole.tie the score/record The temperature in the afternoon hit 97 degrees, tying the record for June 2.
(Definition of tie verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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