\ 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 Medford/Malden 1 — Sophomore Hannah Tsouvalas scored for the Magicians in the road tie in the Northeastern Girls Hockey League. Jacob Levin, BostonGlobe.com, "Alex Barzowskas reaches his goals on home ice in leading Hingham boys’ hockey to victory," 16 Jan. 2021 Seattle and Arizona are in a three-way tie in the division with the Los Angeles Rams. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks picks, predictions: Who wins Week 11 NFL game?," 17 Nov. 2020 Luke Warford, the director of voter expansion for the Texas Democratic Party, cited several recent polls that show Biden and President Trump in a statistical tie in the race to win the state. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "'Turn Texas Blue': Celebrities boost campaign to raise funds for Lone Star State Democrats," 29 Sep. 2020 Cruz went on to say that the vote in the Senate needed to be held before Election Day to insure a solid conservative majority on the Court and avoid the possibility of a tie in the event of a challenge to the election’s result. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "The Republicans Are Planning a Shameless Supreme Court Heist to Fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Seat," 19 Sep. 2020 If the Democratic candidates prevail, the new Senate would be split 50-50 between the parties, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris set to break the tie in favor of the Democrats. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Trump urges Georgia voters to preserve GOP control of Senate; pressures Pence over election protests," 4 Jan. 2021 The 2020 game between the Tigers and the Aggies will break the tie in the all-time series. Giana Han, al, "SEC not announcing Texas A&M kickoff time yet," 23 Nov. 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden is ahead by 6 percentage points in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, but the race is down to a tie in some battleground states, which means a narrow Electoral College margin is possible. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Bloomberg.com, "Ginsburg’s Death Leaves Eight Justices to Deal With the Election," 20 Sep. 2020 Whit Merrifield scored on Salvador Perez's grounder to break a 2-all tie in the seventh. Noah Trister, Star Tribune, "Rosenthal earns 1st save since 2017, Royals beat Tigers 5-3," 31 July 2020

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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 28 Jan. 2021.

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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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