verb (ties, tying, tied)
- An item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck, often under the collar of a shirt. See also bow tie, black tie.
- The situation in which one or more participants in a competition are placed equally. (Synonym: draw).
- (cricket) The situation at the end of all four innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different to a draw).
- (statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
- (surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
- A piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened.
- (context, rail transport, US) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together railway lines.
- (transitive) To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.
- Tie this rope in a knot for me, please.
- Tie the rope to this tree.
- (transitive) To form (a knot or the like) by tying a string or the like.
- Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.
- (transitive) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by tying a string or the like.
- Tie him to the tree.
- (transitive) To secure (something) by tying a string or the like.
- ''Tie your shoes.
- (intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
- They tied for third place.
- (transitive) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
- He tied me for third place.
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