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tie

tie

 
 
pronunciation:
taI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: tied, ties, tying
definition 1: to fasten, secure, or bind with a cord or string.
He tied the boat to the dock.
synonyms:
bind, secure
antonyms:
untie
similar words:
attach, band, bond, fasten, lace, lash, moor, rope, strap, tether
definition 2: to fasten by pulling together the sides or parts of and making a knot with a string.
I tied my shoe.
 
synonyms:
knot
similar words:
fasten, lace, lash
definition 3: to make by looping together and pulling tight a string or cord.
He tied a knot to hold the flag to the pole.
synonyms:
knot
antonyms:
untie
definition 4: to make even in a contest.
We tied the score in the second half.
similar words:
even, match
definition 5: to make or be equal scores in a contest.
The two teams tied in the final minutes of the game.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that brings people or things together.
Our school ties have kept us in contact for years since graduation.
synonyms:
bond, link
similar words:
connection, relation, relationship
definition 2: a strip of cloth wrapped around the neck and tied in a knot in front.
He wears a tie to work.
 
synonyms:
necktie
similar words:
bow tie
definition 3: an equal score.
We broke the tie by scoring a goal.
similar words:
draw
definition 4: a game in which the final score is the same for each side.
The championship game was close all the way through and finally ended in a tie.
synonyms:
draw
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