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Noun tie has 9 senses
  1. necktie, tie - 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"
    --1 is a kind of neckwear
    --1 has particulars:
     bolo tie, bolo, bola tie, bola; bow tie; four-in-hand; old school tie; string tie; Windsor tie
    Derived form: verb tie5
  2. affiliation, association, tie, tie-up - 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"
    --2 is a kind of relationship
    Derived forms: verb tie6, verb tie3
  3. draw, standoff, tie - 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"
    --3 is a kind of finish
    --3 has particulars: dead heat; stalemate
    Derived form: verb tie2
  4. tie, tie beam - a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
    --4 is a kind of beam
  5. link, linkup, tie, tie-in - a fastener that serves to join or link; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
    --5 is a kind of fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --5 has particulars: bridge, nosepiece
    Derived forms: verb tie4, verb tie1
  6. tie - equality of score in a contest
    --6 is a kind of
    equality, equivalence, equation, par
    --6 has particulars: deuce
  7. tie - (music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
    --7 is a kind of
    slur
    Derived form: verb tie9
  8. tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
    --8 is a kind of brace, bracing
    --8 is a part of railroad track, railroad, railway
  9. tie - a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
    --9 is a kind of
    cord
    --9 has particulars: drawstring, drawing string, string
    Derived form: verb tie1
Verb tie has 9 senses
  1. tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
    --1 is one way to fasten, fix, secure
    Antonyms: untie, unbrace, unlace
    Derived forms: noun tie9, noun tie5, noun tier3, noun tier4, noun tying1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. tie, draw - finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
    --2 is one way to equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate
    Derived forms: noun tie3, noun tier2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. tie - limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
    --3 is one way to
    restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
    Derived form: noun tie2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. connect, link, tie, link up - connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
    Derived form: noun tie5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. tie - form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
    --5 is one way to
    shape, form
    Derived form: noun tie1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. bind, tie, attach, bond - create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
    --6 is one way to relate
    Derived form: noun tie2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  7. marry, wed, tie, splice - perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
    --7 is one way to officiate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  8. tie - make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"
    --8 is one way to
    fashion, forge
    Derived form: noun tying1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. tie - unite musical notes by a tie
    --9 is one way to
    connect, link, tie, link up
    Derived form: noun tie7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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