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Spanish translation of “tie”


verb /tai/ (present participle tying, past tense, past participle tied)
( often with to, onetc) to fasten with a string , rope etc
amarrar , atar
He tied the horse to a tree The parcel was tied with string I don’t like this job – I hate being tied to a desk .
to fasten by knotting ; to make a knot in
atar(se), anudar(se)
He tied his shoelaces .
to be joined by a knot etc
atar(se), hacer (un nudo , etc)
The belt of this dress ties at the front .
to score the same number of points etc (in a game , competition etc)
Three people tied for first place .
be tied up to be busy ; to be involved (with)
estar pillado/ ocupado /liado
I can’t discuss this matter just now – I’m tied up with other things.
( with with) to be connected with
estar relacionado /conectado con
The whole affair is tied up with politics .
tie (someone) down phrasal verb to limit someone’s freedom etc
atar , sujetar ; limitar
Her work tied her down.
tie in phrasal verb ( tie up) to be linked or joined ( logically )
ligar , concordar
This doesn’t tie in (with what he said before).
(Definition of tie from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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