Translation of "tie" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /taɪ/ us /tɑɪ/ present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied

B1 to fasten something with string, rope, etc.

She gave me a pretty box tied with a red ribbon.
The dog was tied to a tree.

B1 to make a knot in a piece of string, rope, etc.

She tied his shoelaces.
→ Opposite untie

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /taɪ/ us /tɑɪ/

A2 a long, thin piece of cloth that a man wears around his neck with a shirt


(Translation of “tie” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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).

(Translation of “tie” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)