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tie

tie

 
 
pronunciation:
taI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tied, ties, tying
definition 1: to fasten, secure, or bind with a cord or string.
synonyms:
bind, secure, truss
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 knotting with a string.
I tied my shoe.
 
synonyms:
knot
antonyms:
untie
similar words:
fasten, lace, lash
definition 3: to form (a bow or knot) by looping and pulling a string or cord.
synonyms:
knot
antonyms:
untie
definition 4: to bind or restrict to a particular situation or activity.
Her loyalty ties her to the family.
synonyms:
bind, oblige, restrict
similar words:
attach, bond, confine, constrain, join, limit, link, marry, obligate, restrain, unite
definition 5: to make (the score) even, as in a contest.
similar words:
even, match
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to form a connection or bond.
synonyms:
connect, link
similar words:
associate, bond, unite, yoke
definition 2: to make or be equal scores in a contest.
definition 3: to be attached or secured with a string or cord.
similar words:
fasten
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rope, cord, or other means of tying something.
synonyms:
cord, string
similar words:
attachment, band, bind, bond, cordon, fastener, lace, ligature, line, ribbon, rope, thong
definition 2: something that brings people or things together; bond; connection.
synonyms:
bond, link
similar words:
affiliation, attachment, connection, liaison, relation, relationship
definition 3: a strip of cloth wrapped around the neck and tied in a knot in front; necktie.
 
synonyms:
cravat, necktie
similar words:
ascot, bow tie
definition 4: a knot or bow, esp. a decorative one.
synonyms:
bow
similar words:
knot
definition 5: equality of scores between competitors.
similar words:
draw
definition 6: a competition in which the final score is the same for each side.
synonyms:
draw
similar words:
dead heat, stalemate, standoff
definition 7: one of the crosspieces that connects the set of parallel rails of a railroad track.
similar words:
brace, crossbeam, crosspiece
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