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tie

2 noun
     
tie
Related topics: Sport
tie2 S3 W3 [countable]
1

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 tie
2

connection/relationship

PG [usually plural] a strong relationship between people, groups, or countries
close/strong ties
the importance of strong family ties
tie between/with
close ties between the two countries
economic/diplomatic/personal etc ties
Japan's strong economic ties with Taiwan
old school tie
3

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 [= draw British English]
The match ended in a tie.
4

for closing something

a piece of string, wire etc used to fasten or close something such as a bag
5

game

British EnglishDS one game, especially of football, that is part of a larger competition
tie against
England's World Cup tie against Argentina
6

prevent you from doing something

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 English a heavy piece of wood or metal supporting a railway track [= sleeper British English]

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