tie-in

noun \ ˈtī-ˌin \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of tie-in

1 : something that ties in, relates, or connects especially in a promotional campaign
2 : a book that inspired or was inspired by a motion picture or television program

First Known Use of tie-in

1925

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tie in

verb

Definition of tie in

: to bring into connection with something relevant: such as
a : to make the final connection of
  • tied in the new branch pipeline
b : to coordinate in such a manner as to produce balance and unity
  • the illustrations were tied in with the text
c : to use as a tie-in especially in advertising
: to become tied in

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First Known Use of tie in

1793

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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TIE-IN Defined for English Language Learners

tie-in

Definition of tie-in for English Language Learners

  • : a product (such as a toy) that is connected with a movie, television show, etc.



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