\ ˈtī-ˌin How to pronounce tie-in (audio) \

Definition of tie-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

tie in

tied in; tying in or tieing in; ties in

Definition of tie in (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: 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

intransitive verb

: to become tied in

Examples of tie-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But Lee, ranked No. 4 in the world, surged into a tie in the afternoon after shooting 31 on the front nine. Steve Reed, BostonGlobe.com, 3 June 2022 The Angels have lost nine straight — their first such streak since Aug. 4-15, 2016 — and 13 of 16 games, falling from 24-13 and a first-place tie in the American League West on May 15 to 27-26 and 7 ½ games behind Houston. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 Owen Miller pulled the Guardians into a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the inning with a single. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 22 May 2022 Dressing for the Cannes Film Festival is always a bit of a challenge when the options for a typical day can bring you from the beach to black-tie in a matter of minutes. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2022 With two outs in a 3-3 tie in the fourth inning, Dunckel singled up the middle to score two and stake the Lopes to a 5-3 lead. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 21 May 2022 The victory puts the U.S. mixed doubles team in a first-place tie in the round-robin standings going into its games against Italy and Norway later Wednesday. Anchorage Daily News, 2 Feb. 2022 Vice President Kamala Harris, who has the deciding vote in case of a tie in the Senate, presided over the vote. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 11 May 2022 Ja Morant scored 47 points to match his postseason high and carry the Memphis Grizzlies into a tie in the Western Conference semifinals with a 106-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. oregonlive, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tie-in


1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1793, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Tie-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tie-in. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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