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  • unite musical notes by a tie
  • make by tying pieces together
    • The fishermen tied their flies
  • perform a marriage ceremony
    • The minister married us on Saturday
    • We were wed the following week
    • The couple got spliced on Hawaii
  • create social or emotional ties
    • The grandparents want to bond with the child
  • form a knot or bow in
    • tie a necktie
  • connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
    • Tie the ropes together
    • Link arms
  • limit or restrict to
    • I am tied to UNIX
    • These big jets are tied to large airports
  • finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
    • The teams drew a tie
  • fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    • They tied their victim to the chair
  • a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
    • he needed a tie for the packages
  • one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
    • the British call a railroad tie a sleeper
  • (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
  • the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
    • the game ended in a draw
    • their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
  • a fastener that serves to join or connect
    • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction
  • a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
    • he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam
  • equality of score in a contest
  • a social or business relationship
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England
  • neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
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