tieverbuk us /taɪ/ (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
tie verb (FASTEN)
- We tied balloons and streamers to the ceiling ready for the party.
- A sailor threw a rope ashore and we tied the boat to a post.
- She wrapped the present and tied it with ribbon.
- With his feet tied together he could only move in little hops.
- Where's the cord that ties back the curtains?
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tie verb (RELATE)
tie verb (FINISH EQUAL)
tienoun [C]uk us /taɪ/
tie noun [C] (FASTENING)
- Most evenings there's a party and the dress code is strict - black tie only.
- He loosened his tie.
- He wasn't wearing a tie and his shirt was open at the neck.
- Do you suppose it would be offending against good taste to wear a patterned tie with my striped shirt?
- Giulio was looking quite presentable in a suit and tie.
tie noun [C] (CONNECTION)
- They're a worrying political party because of their close ties with terrorist groups.
- We must grasp every opportunity to strengthen economic ties with other countries.
- He believes that Europe must create closer ties or it will perish.
- The company has severed its ties with its previous partners.
- The organization's aim is to strengthen the cultural ties between Britain and Germany.
tie noun [C] (EQUAL FINISH)