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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 What to wear: A blonde shoulder-length wig smartly parted to the side, tied in a topknot or pulled back. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Dress as one of these Arizona internet icons," 28 Oct. 2019 Each child has their own section in the book, with facts about presidents tied in, such as Ronald Reagan being an actor and the teddy bear being named after Theodore Roosevelt. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'It's not the country I grew up in': An Oconomowoc mother wrote a book to show all kids they can be leaders," 25 Oct. 2019 The Conservatives remain a distant third in Quebec, according to a Forum Research poll that showed the Liberals and Bloc essentially tied in the province. David Shribman, Los Angeles Times, "The good news for Justin Trudeau? He has Obama’s support and Trump’s scorn," 19 Oct. 2019 They can be worn around the neck as scarves, around the shoulders as wraps, around the hips as a sarong or skirt and even tied in front as a pareo over a swimsuit. Sara Clarkson, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale artist Maureen Claffy now sells her paintings as wearable art," 17 Oct. 2019 Mason-Dixon poll: Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear tied in race for governor This isn't the first time Bevin has invited pastors to the Governor's Mansion to privately address them, as video leaked of his speech to a crowd of ministers in 2016. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Bevin hosts 'spiritual' event for pastors at Kentucky Governor's Mansion," 14 Oct. 2019 The company has been on pace to burn through roughly $3 billion this year, and that’s why an IPO was needed to pull in billions of dollars in stock sales and loans tied in part to an IPO. Washington Post, "A New CEO Isn’t the Only Thing WeWork Needs," 25 Sep. 2019 Florals and gardening references tied in neatly with the menswear Spring/Summer 2020 collection previewed last June in Milan. Colleen Barry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back," 19 Sep. 2019 After Thomas Jefferson and his running mate, Aaron Burr, tied in the Electoral College, the contest was thrown to the House of Representatives to decide the victor. Shira Lurie, Quartz, "Will Trump concede if he loses in 2020?," 17 Sep. 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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“Tie-in.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tied%20in. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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