\ 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

The tie in the front and the length of the dress is all very flattering. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Instagram Influencers Have Already Crowned This Cute Sweater Dress the ‘It’ Outfit for Fall," 3 Sep. 2019 The Sun Devils got a jump start on this season in June with two wins (one on penalty kicks) and a tie in Monterey, Mexico. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU athletic year begins with soccer seeking to build on 2018 gains," 20 Aug. 2019 The tie in the judge’s category went to Scotty’s on Sheridan and The Toadstool Pub in Highwood. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, "From sushi to pork chops, mixologists use creativity during Bloody Mary Fest in Highwood," 29 July 2019 After Pickens saved a Jose Angulo penalty, Hartford broke the tie in the 58th minute. Staff Report, courant.com, "Hartford Athletic fall short against Nashville at home," 17 June 2019 In May, the show crowned oddball fan-favorite Yvie Oddly its latest winner, while season 10’s Monét X Change and season 9’s Trinity The Tuck finished All-Stars 4 in an unprecedented Drag Race tie in February. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 5," 19 Aug. 2019 The display kind of ties in with the original purpose of Homecoming. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Patriotism, pie and princesses scheduled for North Olmsted’s 74th annual Homecoming celebration," 16 Aug. 2019 The furor over Andrew’s Epstein ties in 2011 prompted the duke to step down from his beloved and prominent job as U.K.’s special representative for international trade and investment. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson flee to luxury Spanish resort amid Jeffrey Epstein turmoil, reports say," 15 Aug. 2019 These wireless chargers come in a two-way tie in Chaim Gartenberg’s roundup of the best options. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "These reader-exclusive deals are wrapping up, but not without one last hurrah," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of tie-in

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

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