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tie one on

Definition of tie one on

US informal + old-fashioned

  1. :  to become drunk <He really tied one on last night.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a line, ribbon, or cord used for fastening, uniting, or drawing something closed

    :  shoelace

    :  a structural element (as a rod or angle iron) holding two pieces together :  a tension member in a construction

  1. :  to fasten, attach, or close by means of a tie

    :  to form a knot or bow in

    :  to make by tying constituent elements


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