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Noun: tie-in  'tI,in
  1. A fastener that serves to join or connect
    "the walls are held together with metal tie-ins placed in the wet mortar during construction";
    - link, linkup, tie
Verb: tie in
  1. Be in connection with something relevant
    "This ties in closely with his earlier remarks"
     
  2. Make a logical or causal connection
    "I cannot tie in these events at all";
    - associate, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect

Derived forms: tied in, tie-ins, tying in, ties in

Type of: cerebrate, cogitate, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast, interrelate, relate, think

Encyclopedia: Tie-in