Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Tie"

The meaning of "Tie" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does tie the knot mean?
A: It means get married
Q: What does tie down mean?
A: "When I'm not tied down..."

This means the person has something that is occupying their time and are metaphorically being tied down in place by said thing. They are restricted from being able to do things because of that thing.
Example:
A: Do you want to go to the movies later?
B: I'm sorry but I have a major exam tomorrow that I need to study for. When I'm not tied down, let's make plans to see a movie.

Can also used when talking about relationships. Not positive connotation.
A: When I'm not tied down to my wife, I will go out drinking with some friends.
Q: What does tied mean?
A: When two strings are combined together making a knot , to make the piece come together or stay in place .
Example : I tired my shoes to keep them secure
Q: What does tie in a bundle mean?
A: Something that is tied together in a group, here's the phrase in a sentence " I tied the branches into a bundle"
Hope that helped
Q: What does lose the tie mean?
A: I think in this scene it means the speaker thinks the boy should not wear the tie that he is wearing.

Example sentences using "Tie"

Q: Please show me example sentences with tied up.
A: “im sorry! i got all tied up in traffic.”
“i got tied up in this cool tv show!”
“im all tied up, maybe next time?”
Q: Please show me example sentences with tie.
A: There are several uses for the word " tie". I'll give 2 examples of 3 of them.

1. I'm teaching my son how to tie his shoelaces.
Tie our equipment down so it won't come off the truck.
2.I think I'll wear a blue tie with my pink suit.🤔
I think you look good when you wear a tie.
3.They are happy together ,so they're going to tie the knot.(get married)
I'm not sure that I'm ready to tie the knot. (get married)
Q: Please show me example sentences with tie up loose ends.
A: I don't know many, usually you add that on after some event.
"After all this, I'll be able to tie up loose ends."
Q: Please show me example sentences with sever all ties with.
A: @imo:
It can be good to sever all ties with those who hurt you.
I will sever all ties with my x-husband
Q: Please show me example sentences with tie into.
A: "Speaking of studies, that ties into my earlier question about your career aspirations."
"This assignment ties into the company-wide project, so don't miss the deadline."

Synonyms of "Tie" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between tie your shoes and lace your shoes ?
A: lace your shoes means start from the beginning to add the shoelaces https://www.wikihow.com/Lace-Vans-Shoes
tie you shoes usually means you already placed up your shoes, but the two ends came undone and do you need to "tie" them back together
Q: What is the difference between tied up with and tied with ?
A: tied up - kept occupied or engaged
so if you are busy with something you can use that.
eg.
all this work kept me tied up for the whole week

while tie with is just the physical action of tying something
eg. I tied the rope to the tree and pulled it with force
Q: What is the difference between tie and draw ?
A: "To tie" is the more generic term I think, but they are both synonyms. You can also use both as a verb.
- They drew the match 1-1
- They tied the match 1-1
- The match ended in a tie
- The match ended in a draw
Q: What is the difference between I'm tied up. and I have my hands full. ?
A: Both can mean that you're very busy, but the second one can also mean that you're physically carrying a lot of items.
Q: What is the difference between he's tied up and he's busy ?
A: no essential difference for me . but I think when you said that he's tied up it may mean that there is a commitment/ responsibility he cannot leave or take for granted while he's busy is broader term that means he's doing a lot of things.

Translations of "Tie"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I think ties don’t fit well with myself, as if students try to be an adult.
A: 왜 두 개의 부정적인 형태를 사용하셨나요?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how about if we buy him a tie
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? In tie picture, the ball is mixing in the cylinder. please help me check whether below sentence is wrong. 1. the balls are hit each other, because they are not stopping to conflict , the sureface would be hurt.
A: do you mean:" In the picture the ball is spinning in the sphere. 1. the balls are hitting/bumping into each other because they are not stopping (i dont know what you're trying to say here), the surface is frictionless"? (I just tried to correct what you wrote, I dont understand what's shown in the picture)!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? tie vs necktie - which one is used more frequently?
A: I believe tie is used more frequently. Necktie is still used, but not so much.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? tied up
A: tied up can be used literally if a person is in a situation where they are being tied up or it can be used figuratively like "I got tied up at work" meaning I had lots of work to do at my job

Other questions about "Tie"

Q: This tie doesn't fit to my suit. Does this sound natural?
A: This tie doesn't fit my suit
This tie doesn't go with my suit
Q: 5:5. tie! Does this sound natural?
A: If someone is tied 5 to 5 then yes that is correct.
Q: What does"tie one on" means
A: I believe it means to have quite a few (alcoholic) drinks.
Q: I broke ties with most of my elementary school classmates as there was no Facebook or Whatsapp back then; If there were, I guess I would be keeping in touch with them. Does this sound natural?
A: "I lost touch with most of my elementary school classmates as there was no Facebook or Whatsapp back then. If there had been, then I guess I would have kept in touch with them."

"to break ties with someone" sounds like you did it on purpose, because you didn't want to interact with those people anymore. Using "to lose touch with" is more appropriate here. Otherwise, your tenses needed a bit of adjusting. Also, using "I guess" makes it seem like you're a bit reluctant to do whatever it is that follows the "I guess" -- just something to be aware of.
Q: Can I use 'tie over' as a verb phrase?
e.g. I am so hungry, but it's only 10. I need something to tie over to lunch.
A: Yes, that makes sense. Although, it's actually "tide over" :D

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