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ties

verb
present tense third-person singular of tie

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1 to gather into a tight mass by means of a line or cord
  • tied the newspapers into a bundle

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2 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value)
  • at the class reunion we learned that he had won the Nobel Prize in medicine—how could the rest of us tie that?

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ties

noun
plural of tie

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1 a situation in which neither participant in a contest, competition, or struggle comes out ahead of the other
  • the competition for first place in the dessert division ended in a tie between the chocolate pecan pie and the walnut fudge tart

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2 a uniting or binding force or influence
  • their marriage will serve to form a very strong tie between our families

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“Ties.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ties. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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