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be tied to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe tied to somethingbe tied to somethingto be related to something and dependent on it The flat is tied to the job. Interest rates are tied to the rate of inflation. tie
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be tied to somethingShe was tied to a sacrificial altar.Much of the crooked trading is tied to mergers and acquisitions, which reached record levels last year.At least 20% of their pay was tied to performance.That's why I never married - I didn't want to be tied to the kitchen sink.Serfs were tied to the land and the great landowners did largely as they pleased.All but two of its visible nodes will be tied to the output of cells on a retina.Weights can be tied to the scaffolds to pull the branches down to create these angles.But time is tied to the wrist or kept in a box, ticking with impatience.Some people are very tied to their pets.All were tied to their product and its relation to the wing flying mission.
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