His kidnappers tied him to a chair.
She tied a scarf around her neck.
She tied knots in the rope.
You need to tie your shoe.
His hands and feet had been tied together.
She tied the apron loosely around her waist.
The team still has a chance to tie.
I had the lead but he tied me by making a birdie on the last hole.
Her time tied the world record.
He tied the school's record in the high jump. Noun
He was wearing a suit and tie.
You have a spot on your tie.
The pants have a tie at the top.
He was not ready to accept the ties of family life. See More
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In May, the couple tied the knot in a Las Vegas wedding chapel.—Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 Weakness in auto sales helped hold back July retail sales to a 0.3% rise on-month, which may have been tied to the port strike in British Columbia, but the flash estimate for August suggests sales fell sharply in volume terms.—WSJ, 22 Sep. 2023 The Tigers are converting 57.5% of their third-down plays, tied for fifth in the FBS, largely due to Daniels' creativity.—Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 22 Sep. 2023 The rest of her blonde hair was tied into a ponytail, bursting with distinct, bouncy barrel curls.—Gabi Thorne, Allure, 21 Sep. 2023 The hypothalamic circuit could also possibly tie into what is already known about how the brain promotes food cravings, which DiFeliceantonio says has largely to do with the release of the hormone dopamine.—Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2023 Bringing more workers into the climate movement might also look like organizing for legislation that ties decarbonization to the creation of union jobs and lower energy bills, like New York’s Build Public Renewables Act, or BPRA.—Claire Ravenscroft, The New Republic, 21 Sep. 2023 Phillips and Masterson met in 2005 and tied the knot in 2011.—Vulture, 20 Sep. 2023 After dropping both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Red Sox are tied for last place in the American League East with the Yankees.—Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023
Corum capped a 94-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to help Michigan pull into a tie on its second possession, and the All-American running back finished with 97 yards on 21 carries.—Chantz Martin, Fox News, 23 Sep. 2023 For its part, the Biden administration will have to weigh siding with one of its staunchest allies against its desire to cultivate closer ties with India as an economic partner and potential bulwark against Chinese influence in much of the world.—Greg Miller, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2023 The growing Israel-Saudi ties have been driven in large part by mutual acrimony toward Iran.—Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, 22 Sep. 2023 For the new hairstyle announcement, the John Tucker Must Die talent posed in a black athletic two-piece showing off her toned midsection with a black hair tie around her wrist.—Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 The troops are attired more Silicon Valley than Wall Street in jeans or slacks (nary a suit, tie or cufflink in sight).—Shawn Tully, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 Part restaurant and part training center, the Indigenous Food Lab hopes to provide outreach beyond Native communities and to strengthen cultural ties within them by reclaiming their cultural ancestry and empowering them to become more self-sustainable.—Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Sep. 2023 As an openly gay man, to submit to this kind of typecasting brings up feelings of self-hatred and internalized homophobia, and Armendáriz doesn’t want his wrestling persona to have ties to society’s negative views on his sexuality.—Nicole Froio, refinery29.com, 21 Sep. 2023 The war ended after Russia, a longtime ally of Armenia but with growing ties to Azerbaijan, negotiated a ceasefire.—Christian Edwards, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English teg, tye, from Old English tēag; akin to Old Norse taug rope, Old English tēon to pull — more at tow entry 1