US: /ˈtaɪ/
UK: /tˈa‍ɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

tie /tai/
  • danh từ
    • dây buộc, dây cột, dây trói; dây giày
    • ca vát
    • nơ, nút
    • bím tóc
    • (kiến trúc) thanh nối; (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) tà vẹt đường ray
    • (nghĩa bóng) mối ràng buộc, quan hệ
      • ties of blood: quan hệ dòng máu
    • sự ràng buộc, sự hạn chế
    • (chính trị); (thể dục,thể thao) sự nang phiếu, sự ngang điểm
      • the game ended in a tie: trận đấu kết thúc ngang điểm
    • (âm nhạc) dấu nối
    • ngoại động từ
      • buộc, cột, trói
        • to tie a buffalo to a tree: buộc một con trâu vào cây
        • to tie one's shoe-laces: buộc dây giày của mình
      • thắt
        • to tie a knot: thắt nút
      • liên kết, nối
        • a steel bar ties the two columns: một thanh thép nối hai cột
      • (nghĩa bóng) rảng buộc, trói buộc, cột; giữ lại
        • to be tied to one's work: bị công việc ràng buộc
      • (âm nhạc) đặt dấu nối
      • nội động từ
        • ngang điểm, ngang phiếu, hoà nhau
          • the two teams tied: hai đội ngang điểm
        • cột, buộc, cài
          • does this sash tie in front or at the back?: cái khăn quàng này buộc đằng trước hay đằng sau?
        • to tie down
          • cột, buộc vào, ràng buộc
        • to tie a man down to a contract: ràng buộc một người vào một hợp đồng
        • to tie on
          • cột, buộc (nhãn hiệu)
        • to tie up
          • cột, buộc, trói
        • (y học) buộc, băng (một vết thương)
        • (tài chính) giữ lại, giữ nằm im (một số tiền)
        • (pháp lý) làm cho không huỷ được, làm cho không bán được, làm cho không nhường được (một di sản)
        • (nghĩa bóng) giữ lại, trói buộc
        • to be tied up
          • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) bắt buộc phải ngừng hoạt động (vì đình công...)
        • to get tied up
          • kết hôn, lấy vợ, lấy chồng
        • to tie someone's tongue
          • khoá miệng ai lại, bưng miệng ai lại

      Advanced English dictionary

      verb, noun
      + verb (ties, tying, tied, tied)
      fasten with string / rope
      1 [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] to attach or hold two or more things together using string, rope, etc.; to fasten sb/sth with string, rope, etc: She tied the newspapers in a bundle. + He had to tie her hands together. + They tied him to a chair with cable. + Shall I tie the package or tape it? + I tie back my hair when I'm cooking.
      2 [VN +adv./prep.] to fasten sth to or around sth else: She tied a label on to the suitcase. + He tied an apron on and got down to work.
      3 [VN] to make a knot in a piece of string, rope, etc: to tie a ribbon / tie + Tie up your shoelaces! + She tied her hair in a knot at the back of her head. + I tied a knot in the rope.
      4 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to be closed or fastened with a knot, etc: The skirt ties at the waist.
      connect / link
      5 [VN] [usually passive] ~ sb/sth (to sth/sb) to connect or link sb/sth closely with sb/sth else: Pay increases are tied to inflation. + The house is tied to the job, so we'll have to move when I retire.
      6 [VN] [usually passive] ~ sb (to sth / to doing sth) to restrict sb and make them unable to do everything they want to: to be tied by a contract / promise + I want to work but I'm tied to the house with the baby. + I don't want to be tied to coming home at a particular time.
      in game / competition
      7 (of two teams, etc.) to have the same number of points: [V] England tied 22 with Germany in the first round. + They tied for second place. + [VN] The scores are tied at 33. + Last night's vote was tied.
      8 to join notes with a tie
      See also - TONGUE-TIED
      Idioms: tie sb / yourself (up) in knots to become or make sb very confused: I got myself tied up in knots when I tried to explain the legal system to them.
      tie one on (old-fashioned, AmE, slang) to get very drunk
      tie the knot (informal) to get married
      more at APRON, HAND n.
      Phrasal Verbs: tie sb down (to sth / to doing sth) to restrict sb's freedom, for example by making them accept particular conditions or by keeping them busy: Kids tie you down, don't they? + I don't want to tie myself down to coming back on a particular date.
      tie in (with sth) to match or agree with sth: This evidence ties in closely with what we already know.
      tie in (with sth)
      tie sth<->in (with sth) to link sth or be linked to sth; to happen, or arrange for sth to happen, at the same time as sth else: The concert will tie in with the festival of dance taking place the same weekend.
      related noun TIE-IN
      tie sth<->off to put a knot in the end of sth; to close sth with string, thread, etc: to tie off a rope + to tie off an artery
      tie up
      tie sth<->up
      1 to attach a boat to a fixed object with a rope: We tied up alongside the quay. + We tied the boat up.
      2 to close sth with a knot; to be closed or fastened with a knot: to tie up a garbage bag + I'm so fat my bathrobe won't tie up!
      tie sb<->up
      1 to tie sb's arms and legs tightly so that they cannot move or escape: The gang tied up a security guard.
      2 [usually passive] to keep sb busy so that they have no time for other things: I'm tied up in a meeting until 3.
      tie sth<->up
      1 to attach an animal to sth with a rope, chain, etc: He left his dog tied up to a tree.
      2 [usually passive] to connect or link sth to sth else: Her behaviour is tied up with her feelings of guilt.
      related noun TIE-UP
      3 [often passive] to invest money so that it is not easily available for use: Most of the capital is tied up in property.
      4 to deal with all the remaining details of sth: We are hoping to tie up the deal by tomorrow. + I went into the office for an hour to tie up any loose ends (= finish remaining small jobs).
      + noun
      1 (AmE also necktie) a long narrow piece of fabric worn around the neck, especially by men, with a knot in front: a collar and tie + a striped silk tie
      for fastening
      2 a piece of string or wire used for fastening or tying sth: ties for closing plastic bags
      3 [usually pl.] a strong connection between people or organizations: family ties + the ties of friendship + economic / diplomatic ties + The firm has close ties with an American corporation. + personal / emotional ties + Both sides agreed to strengthen political ties. + Although he was raised as a Roman Catholic, he has cut his ties with the Church.
      4 a thing that limits sb's freedom of action: He was still a young man and he did not want any ties.
      in game / competition
      5 a situation in a game or competition when two or more players have the same score: The match ended in a tie.
      Compare: DRAW n. (2)
      6 (BrE) a sports match, especially a football match, that is part of a larger competition: the first leg of the Cup tie between Leeds and Roma
      7 a curved line written over two notes of the same PITCH (how high or low a note is) to show that they are to be played or sung as one note
      on railway
      8 (AmE) = SLEEPER (5)

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 bind, fasten, make fast, tie up, lash, secure, truss, attach, tether, rope, chain, moor; connect, join, knot, link, couple, splice, unite:
      He keeps a vicious dog tied to a stake in his garden. Tie the ends of the rope together.
      2 bind, truss (up), tie up, lash, pinion, restrict, confine, restrain; limit, tie down, curtail, curb, cramp, hamper, hinder:
      His hands are tied behind his back. According to the terms of the agreement, my hands are tied and I can do nothing.
      3 connect, associate, unite, join, link, bind (up), affiliate, ally, league, team (up):
      Our business interests are tied to those of the major banks.
      4 equal, even, be equal or even (with), match, be neck and neck (with):
      We tied them for first place. Yesterday, we were tied for second.
      5 tie down.
      (a) clinch, secure, confirm, Colloq nail down:
      I tied down the PBT contract this morning.
      (b) restrict, restrain, constrain, confine, curtail:
      He won't marry because he doesn't want to feel tied down.
      6 tie in.
      (a) be consistent, make sense, correspond, coincide, fit (in), be logical, coordinate:
      His alibi ties in with the witness's testimony.
      (b) relate, connect, link, associate, coordinate:
      They cleverly tie in concern for the environment with their product.
      7 tie up.
      (a) occupy, engage, (keep) busy:
      This affair will tie me up till Tuesday.
      (b) use, take up, encroach on, impose on:
      I won't tie up your time any longer.
      (c) stop, halt, bring to a standstill:
      The traffic was tied up for hours.
      (d) commit, oblige, obligate, bind:
      We have tied up all their output for a year.
      (e) See 1, above.
      (f) See 2, above.
      8 link, fastening, bond, band, connection, tie-up, relationship, affiliation, liaison, involvement, entanglement:
      Isn't there some tie between those two companies?
      9 string, cord, lace, rope, thong, ribbon, band, ligature, shoelace, line, leash, stop:
      The tie of her dressing-gown came loose.
      10 equality, dead heat, deadlock, draw, stalemate:
      When there is a tie, the game ought to go into 'sudden death' overtime.
      11 cravat, US necktie:
      Please put on a tie for dinner.
      12 railway tie, sleeper:
      Ties in Europe are now made of concrete.

      Collocation dictionary

      1 worn round the neck with a shirt


      His tie was undone.
      | loose | askew
      His tie was askew and his hair dishevelled.
      | loud | bootlace, bow, kipper | black, white
      (= a black/white bow tie as part of formal dress)a black-tie dinner
      | club, college, regimental, school

      VERB + TIE

      knot, tie | loosen | adjust, straighten

      TIE + NOUN



      collar/jacket/shirt/suit and tie
      > Special page at CLOTHES

      2 (usually ties) sth that connects you with sb/sth


      close, strong | weak | blood, family | emotional | personal | business, commercial, economic | cultural, diplomatic, political, social, traditional

      VERB + TIE

      We have close economic ties with our neighbours.
      | establish | cement, strengthen | cut, sever
      He cut all ties with the Church.
      | loosen, weaken


      ~ between
      There is a strong tie between her and her daughters.
      | ~ of
      ties of kinship
      | ~ to/with
      to establish diplomatic ties with China

      3 in a game/competition

      VERB + TIE

      end in, result in
      The match ended in a tie.

      TIE + NOUN



      ~ between
      a tie between Egypt and France
      | ~ for
      There was a tie for first place.

      Concise English dictionary

      +neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
      +a social or business relationship
      +the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
      +a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
      +a fastener that serves to join or connect
      +equality of score in a contest
      +(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch; indicates that the note is to be sustained for their combined time value
      +one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
      +a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied
      +fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
      +finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
      +limit or restrict to
      +connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
      +form a knot or bow in
      +create social or emotional ties
      +perform a marriage ceremony
      +make by tying pieces together
      +unite musical notes by a tie