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Tie

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[n] a fastener that serves to join or link; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
[n] 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"
[n] a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
[n] a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
[n] one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
[n] (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] equality of score in a contest
[v] form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
[v] limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
[v] finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
[v] make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"
[v] To fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
[v] connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
[v] unite musical notes by a tie
[v] perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
[v] create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

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