Meaning of “tie” - Learner’s Dictionary

tie

verb uk us /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.
MAKE A KNOT [ T ]

B1 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

(Definition of “tie verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)