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tie knot

[ not ]SEE DEFINITION OF tie knot
  • as inmarry
  • as inmate
  • as inwed
  • as intie the knot

Synonyms for tie knot

  • catch
  • join
  • wed
  • ally
  • associate
  • bond
  • combine
  • conjoin
  • conjugate
  • contract
  • couple
  • espouse
  • knit
  • land
  • link
  • match
  • mate
  • merge
  • pledge
  • promise
  • relate
  • tie
  • unify
  • unite
  • yoke
  • become one
  • drop anchor
  • get hitched
  • get married
  • lead to altar
  • one
  • plight one's troth
  • settle down
  • take vows
  • tie the knot
  • walk down aisle
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Antonyms for tie knot

  • divide
  • separate
  • break
  • detach
  • disconnect
  • disjoin
  • dissociate
  • divorce
  • fail
  • loosen
  • lose
  • part
  • uncouple
  • unfasten
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TIE KNOT

You used to pile surprise upon surprise, and tie knot after knot in your complications.

He rested his elbows on his knees, and began to tie knot after knot in a piece of string.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cnotta "intertwining of ropes, cords, etc.," from Proto-Germanic *knuttan- (cf. Low German knütte, Old Frisian knotta "knot," Dutch knot, Old High German knoto, German Knoten, perhaps also Old Norse knutr "knot, knob"). Figurative sense of "difficult problem" was in Old English (cf. Gordian knot). Symbolic of the bond of wedlock, early 13c. As an ornament of dress, first attested c.1400. Meaning "thickened part or protuberance on tissue of a plant" is from late 14c. The nautical unit of measure (1630s) is from the practice of attaching knotted string to the log line. The ship's speed can be measured by the number of knots that play out while the sand glass is running.