"tying" in the noun sense
1. tying, ligature
the act of tying or binding things together
"tying" in the verb sense
1. tie, bind
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
"They tied their victim to the chair"
2. tie, draw
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
"The teams drew a tie"
limit or restrict to
"I am tied to UNIX"
"These big jets are tied to large airports"
4. connect, link, tie, link up
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"
"Tie the ropes together"
form a knot or bow in
"tie a necktie"
6. bind, tie, attach, bond
create social or emotional ties
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
7. marry, wed, tie, splice
perform a marriage ceremony
"The minister married us on Saturday"
"We were wed the following week"
"The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
make by tying pieces together
"The fishermen tied their flies"
unite musical notes by a tie
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