EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TIED
Or, if I'd only got tied up in some way for a few weeks—something I could tide over.
He was interred under the stunted oak where Master Headley had been tied.
"It was Captain Haley that tied me here," said Robert, his scruples removed.
Their hands were tied and they were to be executed in a few moments.
For our relief I tied up the horses for some time before letting them go.
He went across to the hotel, tied the gelding at the rack, and sat down on the veranda.
On the south side of the pier a man had just tied up a motor-boat.
The hands with which she tied a white apron over her gingham one were shaking.
So he took a bough of fir, thick-set with little twigs, and tied the kill on that.
They had bunched up their horses and tied them to a tree while they cut up the kill.
"that with which anything is tied," Old English teag, from Proto-Germanic *taugo (cf. Old Norse taug "tie," tygill "string"), from PIE *deuk- "to pull, to lead" (cf. Old English teon "to draw, pull, drag;" see duke (n.)).
Figurative sense is recorded from 1550s. Meaning "equality between competitors" is first found 1670s, from notion of a connecting link (tie-breaker is recorded from 1961). Sense of "necktie, cravat" first recorded 1761. The railway sense of "transverse sleeper" is from 1857, American English.
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