tie a bow

Definition of tie a bow

  1. :  to make a bow She wrapped a ribbon around the box and tied a bow.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  shoelace

    :  a structural element (such 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

  1. :  to cease from competition or resistance :  submit, yield

    :  to suffer defeat

    :  to bend the head, body, or knee in reverence, submission, or shame

  1. :  a bending of the head or body in respect, submission, assent, or salutation

    :  a show of respect or submission

  1. :  something bent into a simple curve or arc

    :  rainbow

    :  a weapon that is used to propel an arrow and that is made of a strip of flexible material (as wood) with a cord connecting the two ends and holding the strip bent

  1. :  to bend into a curve

    :  to play a stringed instrument with a bow (see 3bow 5a)

    :  to cause to bend into a curve

  1. :  bowman


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