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Synonyms for tie



do up




tie in with something: link


  • link
  • relate to
  • connect
  • be relevant to
  • come in to
  • have bearing on

tie in with something: fit in with


  • fit in with
  • coincide with
  • coordinate with
  • harmonize with
  • occur simultaneously with

tie someone down


tie something or someone up


tie something up: secure

tie something up: conclude

tie something up: commit


  • commit
  • invest something long-term
  • make something unavailable

Synonyms for tie

to make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope

to restrict the activity or free movement of

to do or make something equal to

tie up: to make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope

tie up: to cause to cease regular activity

tie up: to cause to be busy or in use

that which unites or binds

an equality of scores, votes, or performances in a contest

Synonyms for tie

neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front

a social or business relationship

equality of score in a contest

a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating


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a fastener that serves to join or connect

the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch

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one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied

finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

limit or restrict to

form a knot or bow in

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create social or emotional ties

make by tying pieces together

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unite musical notes by a tie

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the men and the women and not one child, the weathered country faces and sunburned necks and backs of hands, the clean faded tieless earthcolored shirts and pants and print cotton dresses thronging the Square and the street as though the stores themselves were closed and locked, not even staring yet at the blank front of the jail and the single barred window which had been empty and silent too for going on forty-eight hours now but just gathering, condensing, not expectant nor in anticipation nor even attentive yet but merely in that preliminary settling down like the before-curtain in a theatre .
Where Art Worlds Meet: Multiple Modernities and the Global Salon" felt crowded with some four hundred attendees (of whom about thirty were speakers): Biennale officials in dark suits, artists in black jeans, curators in funky furs, historians and critics in scarves or tieless button-downs (apart from one notable exception in Prada taffeta).
Hours later, when he drove to work, it was tieless.
At the Mistletoe Ball, he once showed up tieless and rakishly undid the top two buttons of his shirt.
At the same time, he sees it as a useful strategic tool for portraying a radical shift in doctrine as inexorable, tieless, and without political or social valence.
Neven Sidor as relaxed and tieless as he was in the 1988 photo, comes over and studies it Pointing out one fresh young face after another, he remarks that nearly all of those who subsequently left the studio did so to set up their own practices.
Shortly thereafter I put my ties away, and just went tieless.
and he is tieless in a blue V-neck sweater and khaki pants.
But fleshy Henry is like a floppy-haired younger Falstaff, buttoned into a tieless three-piece suit.
Prince Charles is photographed with the Spice Girls, is seen tieless with his arms around his boys, turns up in Swaziland to acknowledge the need for change, and has never been so popular.
Every day Murphy, usually tieless, hangs his jacket over the back of his MFI-style chair.
Eisgruber and Sager illustrate this point by comparing the case of an Army officer refused permission to wear a yarmulke, as his religion requires, because of the Army's interest in uniform appearance with the case of another Army officer refused permission to go tieless, as a skin disorder requires, because of the same interest in uniform appearance.
We'd like to assure the NCAA that the Lord intended football to be tieless.
It was very successful," says Tom DeWolf, tieless with Steve Stenkamp, Bob Woodward and John Wujack, who later ran for the county commission and lost.
Dylan in a shiny gray suit, tieless, his white shirt buttoned to his strangely-bearded chin, resembled a Yeshiva student as he stood talking to one of his back-up group that, for lack of a name, we simply called The Band.