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tietie2 ●●● S3 W3 noun [countable]  1 neck_tie.jpg men’s clothes a long narrow piece of cloth tied in a knot around the neck, worn by men I wear a shirt and tie at work. black-tie, bow tie2 connection/relationshipPGRELATIONSHIP [usually plural] a strong relationship between people, groups, or countriesclose/strong ties the importance of strong family tiestie between/with close ties between the two countrieseconomic/diplomatic/personal etc ties Japan’s strong economic ties with Taiwanthe ties of marriage/friendship/love etc old school tie3 result [usually singular]DS the result of a game, competition, or election when two or more people or teams get the same number of points, votes etc syn draw British English The match ended in a tie.4 for closing somethingFASTEN/DO UP a piece of string, wire etc used to fasten or close something such as a bag5 game British EnglishDS one game, especially of football, that is part of a larger competitiontie against England’s World Cup tie against Argentinafirst round/second round etc tiehome/away tie6 prevent you from doing somethingPREVENT something that means you must stay in one place, job etc or prevents you from being free to do what you want If you enjoy travelling, young children can be a tie.7 railway American EnglishTTR a heavy piece of wood or metal supporting a railway track syn sleeper British EnglishCOLLOCATIONSMeaning 2: a strong relationship between people, groups, or countriesADJECTIVES/NOUN + ties close/strong tiesHe had developed close ties with many Republican governors.family/blood tiesFamily ties have been weakened by older people living apart from their children.personal tiesStrong personal ties connect her to the area.emotional tiesHe was a loner who failed to develop emotional ties with other people.economic tiesJapan and South Korea have close economic ties.diplomatic tiesthe establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countriessocial tiesBesides marriage, other social ties drew people together.phrasesties of marriage/friendship/blood etcThe ties of friendship that unite the two countries.verbsmaintain/develop tiesThe U.S. is committed to maintaining close ties with Europe.establish tiesIsrael established full diplomatic ties with the Vatican in 1994.cut/sever tiesHe said that he planned to sever his ties with the club.
Examples from the Corpus
tieThe second game was very exciting, but it ended in a tie.If there is a tieSig and Feels had their jackets off and ties loosened.Why can female staff in Canterbury wear casual clothes but the men have to wear shirts and ties?Family ties extended to the making of several of the films at Toronto.Even without the Guards tie, his dress and manner made it obvious that he was a Brit.Edward undid his tie, but for the life of him he could not take his eyes off her.To some, it seemed odd that he was able to maintain those ties.the ties of marriage/friendship/love etcThrough it all, the ties of friendship prove stronger than wildly varied personal agendas and abject stupidity.home/away tieSefton hit the cup trail tomorrow with a home tie against Metrovick in the Provincial Trophy third round.Anglesey Aluminium knocked out former cup winners Amlwch winning their away tie by 23 runs.