AskDefine | Define tied

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tied adj
1 bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed chicken" [syn: trussed]
2 bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection; "people tied by blood or marriage"
3 fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle" [syn: fastened] [ant: untied]
4 closed with a lace; "snugly laced shoes" [syn: laced] [ant: unlaced]
5 of the score in a contest; "the score is tied" [syn: tied(p), even, level(p)]

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  1. Connected.
    As a couple, they are strongly tied to one another.
  2. Connected or attached by means of a knot in a rope, cord, string, or the like.
    The flag was tied to the pole.
  3. In the context of "literally|or|figuratively": Bound or restrained by one or more ropes, cords, strings, or the like.
    The gift was tied with red ribbons.
    When my credit cards were cancelled, I was fit to be tied.
    Sorry, I cannot help you; my hands are tied.


bound or restrained by ropes, cords, strings, or the like
  • Hebrew: קשור


  1. past of tie


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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