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English definition of “tie”

tie

verb
 
 
/taɪ/ (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
tie sth to/together/around, etc B1 to fasten something with string, rope, etc: a pretty box tied with a red ribbon The dog was tied to a tree.Fastening and tying
MAKE A KNOT [T] B1 to make a knot in a piece of string, rope, etc: She tied the scarf. → Opposite untieFastening and tying
COMPETITION/GAME [I] to have the same score as someone else at the end of a competition or game: Sweden tied with France in the winter sports competition. → See also tie the knotScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
(Definition of tie verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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