tie-v; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: fasten or restrain one thing with another

Commentary: Includes: TIE UP, TIE DOWN
NOTE: Implies a physical relationship between the entities being tied, even when used figuratively

They tied the prisoners hands behind him.
John said he is tied to his desk this weekend. (figurative)
Their IT department is hindered by being tied to such an old
operating system. (figurative)
Sally thinks Todd is too tied to his past. (figurative)
Can you tie these newspapers up with some string?
Traffic is tied up around the bridge where there was a rollover. (figurative)
Bob tied up the boat at the dock.
For years she was tied down caring for a very sick child. (figurative)
That sail is not tied down properly.
Bob showed his son how to tie a full Windsor knot.
Tying flies for fly-fishing is quite an art.
Mary tied a beautiful bow on the wrapped gift.

VerbNet: mix-22.1-2,tape-22.4
FrameNet: Cause_confinement,Immobilization,Rope_manipulation,Knot_creation,Attaching,Closure
PropBank: tie.04,tie.06
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
tie_up 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
tie_down 1, 2

Sense Number 2: relate or associate one thing with another

Commentary: Includes: TIE IN, TIE UP
NOTE: Physical link is not implied, merely an association or relationship

The detectives are tying these events together into a case.
The business partners are also tied by family connections.
John and Mary will tie the knot on Saturday. (get married)
The bonuses are tied to quarterly performance.
These notes are tied across the measure.
This remark ties in with what we were discussing yesterday.
These data don't tie in well with earlier experiments.
Is the allergy tied to dairy products, for example?
Can you tie his behaviour up with anything that's happened recently?

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Make_cognitive_connection
PropBank: tie.01,tie.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 7, 9
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
tie_in 1, 2

Sense Number 3: draw, have equal scores in a game

Mary and Sally tied for first place.
The teams can't tie, they will play overtime until one of them wins.
We tied with a team from the south in the championships.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Finish_competition
PropBank: tie.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: attack with vigor

NOTE: idioms include TIE INTO

He tied into the students for their insolence and lack of self discipline.
I was surprised when Joan tied into Bill at the last meeting.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM

Sense Number 5: get drunk

Commentary: Includes: TIE one ON

Pete really tied one on last night at the fraternity's keg party.
He ties one on almost every night these days.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM