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Noun: tying  tI-ing
  1. The act of tying or binding things together
    "the tying of bow ties is an art; the untying is easy";
    - ligature
Verb: tie (tied,tying,ties)  tI
  1. Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    "They tied their victim to the chair";
    - bind
     
  2. Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
    "The teams drew a tie";
    - draw
     
  3. Limit or restrict to
    "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
     
  4. Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    "Tie the ropes together";
    - connect, link, link up
     
  5. Form a knot or bow in
    "tie a necktie"
     
  6. Create social or emotional ties
    - bind, attach, bond
     
  7. Perform a marriage ceremony
    - marry, wed, splice
     
  8. Make by tying pieces together
    "The fishermen tied their flies"
     
  9. Unite musical notes by a tie

See also: tie down

Type of: attachment, bound, confine, equal, equalise [Brit], equalize, equate, fashion, fasten, fastening, fix, forge, form, limit, match, officiate, relate, restrain, restrict, secure, shape, throttle, trammel

Antonym: untie

Encyclopedia: Tying

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