There are 2 translations of tie in Spanish:

tie1

Pronunciation: /taɪ/

n

  • 1 [Clothing]
    (necktie)
    1.1 corbata (f) he can't tie his tie yet todavía no se sabe hacer el nudo de la corbata (before n) tie rack corbatero (m) 1.2 (on clothing) lazo (m) (before n) tie clasp o clip tiepin
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    • Each kit contains a plastic sheet, a clean razor blade, a cutting surface, soap, and cord ties.
    • Some of the most damaging ties are fastened around trees for secondary purposes, for washing lines, swings or bird box fixings.
    • These are made of blue or white plastic clothes pegs, cable ties, nails and wire.
  • 2 2.1 (bond) lazo (m), vínculo (m) emotional ties lazos or vínculos afectivos blood ties lazos (mpl) de parentesco economic/diplomatic ties relaciones (fpl) económicas/diplomáticas I have no ties here no hay nada que me retenga aquí 2.2 (obligation, constraint) atadura (f) the children are a tie los niños atan mucho family ties obligaciones (fpl) familiares
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    • First, they must be free from feudal ties, which would otherwise prevent them from entering any sort of market transaction.
    • However, following Government legislation relaxing the restrictive ties between pubs and the beer they sold, it has made less sense for breweries to hold onto these chains of pubs.
    • They should sort these problems out by talking frankly about the benefits of a thaw in their ties, free from constraints imposed by their formal positions.
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    • Their lives were often founded on strong family ties and childhood friendships.
    • Studies consistently show that those who are socially isolated are two to five times the risk of dying from all causes compared to those who maintain strong ties with family, friends and community.
    • Second, education provides a ‘bridge’ to social networks beyond the strong ties of family, friends, and neighbors.
  • 3 3.1 (draw) empate (m) (before n) tie game/match (AmE) empate (m) 3.2
    (cup tie)
    (BrE) partido (m) de copa
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    • Both sides had a few chances, it was a well fought contest and a tie was the best result.
    • A tie would result in five points for each team, and the terms losing draw and winning draw, with Shackleton's grateful thanks, would be consigned to the dustbin.
    • If a game ends in a tie, both teams earn a chance to win, not just the team that wins a coin flip, as is the case in the NFL.
  • 4 4.1 (fastener)cierre de alambre o plástico para bolsas etc 4.2 [Civil Eng] [Const] tirante (m)
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    • This transparency is achievable because the building front is cantilevered and suspended from the main structure by diagonal ties.
    • All these walls have metal anchors, ties, and fasteners that cause thermal bridges.
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    • It was noted that they are currently working in the area placing double rails and new ties, along with other improvements.
    • Colonel McDaniel said the base already spent $1 million of this money to replace some of the rails and rail ties.
    • The speed limit on this section of heavier rail on concrete ties is 110 mph for conventional Amtrak trains.
    4.3 (AmE) [Rail] traviesa (f) 4.4 [Mus] ligadura (f)
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    • A curved line similar to the slur may be used to indicate a portamento effect; the same sign between two adjacent notes of the same pitch serves as a tie.
    • In a rush, he began writing, though he was careful as he drew in all of the notes and ties.

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There are 2 translations of tie in Spanish:

tie2

vt (ties, tying, tied)

  • 1 1.1 [knot/bow] hacer* to tie a knot in sth hacer* un nudo en algo
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    • Then he brushed his knee-length hair one hundred strokes, braided it, and tied it back with a piece of green ribbon, simply knotting it instead of tying a bow.
    • It was a process a bit like tying a granny knot: twisting one edge of the sausage rope into a loop, then threading the other end through, looping it, and twisting again.
    • Keep the loops tight, and they will hold the laces in place while you tie your final knot/bow.
    1.2 (fasten) [shoelaces/parcel] atar, amarrar (AmL exc RPl) he tied the ribbon into a bow hizo un lazo con la cinta she tied a scarf around her neck se ató un pañuelo al cuello she tied the dog to the tree ató or (AmL exc RPl) amarró el perro al árbol she tied her hair back se recogió el pelo his ankles were tied together tenía los tobillos atados to be fit to be tied (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] estar* hecho una furia with one arm o hand tied behind one's back [colloquial/familiar] (easily) con los ojos cerrados (handicapped) con las manos atadas
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    • Jocelyn slipped her arms through the short sleeves and Sylvie told her to hold still while she tied the golden ribbon lacing up the back; it ended with a bow at her waist.
    • I quickly bent down to tie the bothersome laces and walked back to my desk, leaving Greg to put away the rest of the equipment.
    • Make certain you wear shoes suitable for climbing and working on a ladder, and that the shoe laces are tied.
  • 2 2.1 (link) to tie sth to/with sth relacionar or ligar* algo con algo 2.2 (restrict) [person] atar she doesn't want to be tied no quiere atarse she's tied by her job el trabajo la tiene atadato tie sb to sth/-ing the contract ties us to a strict timetable el contrato nos obliga a cumplir un horario estricto I'm tied to the house by the children los niños me tienen atada a la casa
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    • And of course, until it's all fixed I can't get my email in Detroit unless I'm tied to dial-up access.
    • But once he is tied to a project, he is fully committed.
    • You weren't tied to a house, you weren't tied to anything.
    2.3 (make conditional) to tie sth to sth condicionar algo a algo
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    • Right now we have a cost-of-living increase, that is tied more to wages than actual inflation.
    • Happiness, in this scheme of things, is always tied up with what happens, especially what happens by luck or chance.
    • His switch to study theology with work in the Anglican Church may well have been tied up with the beginning of the First World War.
  • 3 [Games] [Sport] [game] empatar; [team] empatar con

vi (ties, tying, tied)

  • 1 (fasten) atarse the dress ties at the back el vestido se ata atrás
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    • She tied the string attached the sheath to her belt and looked back into the crate.
    • He tied Charcoal's leading cord to the tree, and she gave him a disapproving gaze.
    • She had long hair, which was tied back in a ponytail and she had facial piercings or facial jewellery.
  • 2 (draw) [teams/contestants] empatar
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    • Brazilian gymnasts earned or tied for the top score on three of the four women's events.
    • But they should be even stronger in 2000, as 19 starters return from a team that tied for the Mountain West title.
    • Porter also tied for the team lead in interceptions.

Phrasal verbs

tie down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [load/prisoner] atar, amarrar (AmL exc RPl) 1.1v + o + adv 2.1 (restrict, limit) atar a family ties you down tener* familia te ata she doesn't want to be tied down to a routine no quiere estar atada or ceñida a una rutina 2.2 (oblige, commit) the minister refused to be tied down el ministro no quiso comprometerse I intend to tie him down to that clause pienso obligarlo a cumplir esa cláusula you have to tie them down to a definite date tienes que hacer que se comprometan a una fecha concreta

tie in

v + adv (agree, coincide) to tie in (with sth) concordar* or cuadrar (con algo) it ties in with what we were told concuerda or cuadra con lo que nos dijeron the album will be released to tie in with the TV show el álbum será lanzado para coincidir con el programa de televisión 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (connect) to tie sth in (with sth) relacionar or ligar* algo con algo

tie up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 [shoelaces/parcel/animal] atar, amarrar (AmL exc RPl) ; [boat] amarrar to tie sth/sb up to sth atar or (AmL exc RPl) amarrar algo/a algn a algo to tie up loose ends atar cabos sueltos 1.2 (keep busy) to be tied up she's tied up with a customer just now en este momento está ocupada atendiendo a un cliente I'll be even more tied up tomorrow mañana voy a estar aún más ocupado or atareado 1.3 (make unavailable) [capital/assets] inmovilizar* all our money is tied up in property todo nuestro dinero está invertido or metido en bienes raíces 1.4 (impede) (AmE) [traffic/production/project] paralizar*, parar 1.5 (finalize) (BrE) [deal] cerrar*; [arrangements] finalizar* I had to get everything tied up before I left tuve que dejarlo todo arreglado antes de irme 1.6 (connect) to be tied up with sth estar* ligado a or relacionado con algo 1.1v + adv 2.1 (moor) [Naut] atracar* 2.2 (be linked) to tie up with sth estar* relacionado (con algo), estar* ligado (a algo)

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