re·​tie (ˌ)rē-ˈtī How to pronounce retie (audio)
retied; retying or retieing

transitive verb

: to tie (something) again
retied his shoelaces
retie a ribbon
He helped her retie her apron.

Examples of retie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some such sinkers have a rubber-type locking loop that can be used to attach the sinker to line quickly without having to cut and retie lures or baits. Bob McNally, Outdoor Life, 29 Aug. 2019 The signs seemed to remind visitors to bend down and retie their shoelaces, perhaps to gather a promising souvenir or two of the original sin in the process. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2021 Curran then added her second hit, a single, to plate Xavier and retie the game. Randy McRoberts,, 26 Apr. 2021 The last thing Brian Regan does before walking onstage to do a show is retie his shoes. Matt Wake |, al, 2 Sep. 2020 As luck would have it, the right shoe came untied three times during the race, forcing him to stop each time to retie it. Brian Metzler, Outside Online, 13 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1720, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retie was in 1720

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Cite this Entry

“Retie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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