tie /taɪ/ verb (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
tie sth to/together/around, etc › to fasten something with string, rope, etc: a pretty box tied with a red ribbon The dog was tied to a tree.
MAKE A KNOT [T] › to make a knot in a piece of string, rope, etc: She tied the scarf. → Opposite untie 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 knot