Translation of tie in Spanish:

tie

Pronunciation: /taɪ/

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Clothing/Indumentaria]
    (necktie)
    1.1 corbata (feminine) he can't tie his tie yet todavía no se sabe hacer el nudo de la corbata 1.2 (on clothing) lazo (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) 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 (masculine), vínculo (masculine) emotional ties lazos or vínculos afectivos blood ties lazos (masculine plural) de parentesco economic/diplomatic ties relaciones (feminine plural) económicas/diplomáticas I have no ties here no hay nada que me retenga aquí 2.2 (obligation, constraint) atadura (feminine) the children are a tie los niños atan mucho family ties obligaciones (feminine plural) 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 (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) tie game/match (American English/inglés norteamericano) empate (masculine) 3.2
    (cup tie)
    (British English/inglés británico) partido (masculine) 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 [Constr] tirante (masculine)
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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 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Railways/Ferrocarriles] traviesa (feminine) 4.4 [Music/Música] ligadura (feminine)
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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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (ties, tying, tied)

  • 1 1.1 [knot/bow] hacer* to tie a knot in sth hacer* un nudo en algo 1.2 (fasten) [shoelaces/parcel] atar, amarrar (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) 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 (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) 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 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [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
  • 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 2.3 (make conditional) to tie sth to sth condicionar algo a algo
  • 3 [Games/Juegos] [Sport/Deporte] [game] empatar; [team] empatar con

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (ties, tying, tied)

  • 1 (fasten) atarse the dress ties at the back el vestido se ata atrás

Phrasal verbs

tie down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [load/prisoner] atar, amarrar (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio 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

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (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 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (connect) to tie sth in (with sth) relacionar or ligar* algo con algo

tie up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 [shoelaces/parcel/animal] atar, amarrar (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) ; [boat] amarrar to tie sth/sb up to sth atar or (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) 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) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [traffic/production/project] paralizar*, parar 1.5 (finalize) (British English/inglés británico) [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 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (moor) [Nautical/Náutica] atracar* 2.2 (be linked) to tie up with sth estar* relacionado (con algo), estar* ligado (a algo)

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.