2 / taI; taI/ v (pt, pp tied, pres p tying)
[Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] fasten or bind (sth) with rope, string, etc (用绳﹑ 带等)系, 结, 缚, 绑, 紮, 捆, 拴(某物): Shall I tie the parcel or use sticky tape? 我把包裹捆上还是用胶带粘上? * The prisoner's hands were securely tied. 那犯人的双手给牢牢捆住了. * tie a dog to a lamp-post 把狗拴在灯柱上 * tie sb's feet together 把某人的双脚捆住 * tie a branch down 把树枝绑住.
[Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ sth (on) attach sth by means of its strings, etc (用某物的带子等将其)系上, 系牢: Could you tie this apron round me? 你受累把围裙给我系上行吗? * tie on a label 系上标签.
(a) [Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] arrange (ribbon, string, etc) to form a knot or bow 将(丝带﹑ 细绳等)打成结或打成蝴蝶结: tie a ribbon, scarf, tie, cravat, etc 系丝带﹑ 头巾﹑ 领带﹑ 围巾等 * She tied her hair in(to) a bun. 她把头发挽成个髻. * tie (up) one's shoe-laces 系(上)鞋带. (b) [Tn, Tn.pr] make (a knot or bow) in this way 打(结或蝴蝶结): tie a knot in a piece of rope 在绳子上打结.
[I, Ipr, Ip] be fastened 系上; 打结: This rope won't tie properly. 这绳子打不好结. * Does this sash tie in front or at the back? 这腰带是在前面打结还是在後面?
[I, Ipr, Tn usu passive 通常用於被动语态, Tn.pr usu passive 通常用於被动语态] ~ (sb) (with sb) (for sth) make the same score as (another competitor) 与(另一参赛者)得分相同: The two teams tied (with each other). 那两队不分胜负. * Britain are tied with Italy for second place. 英国队和意大利队并列第二.
[Tn] (music 音) unite (notes) with a tie1(8) 用连结线连接(音符): tied crotchets 用连结线连接的四分音符.
(idm 习语) bind/tie sb hand and foot => hand1. have one's hands free/tied => hand1. tie oneself into/(up) in `knots get very confused 大惑不解. tie the knot (infml 口) get married 结婚.
(phr v) tie sb/oneself down (to sth) restrict sb/oneself (to certain conditions, a fixed occupation or place, etc) 使某人[自己]受(某环境﹑ 固定的职业或地点等的)约束: Children do tie you down, don't they? 孩子简直把你拖累住了吧? * refuse to be tied down by petty restrictions 不理会琐细规章的限制. tie in (with sth) (of information, facts, etc) agree or be connected (指资料﹑ 事实等)一致或有联系: This evidence ties in with what we already know. 这证据与我们已掌握的情况相符. tie (sth) up moor (sth) or be moored 系住, 拴住(船等); 停泊: We tied (the boat) up alongside the quay. 我们把船停泊在码头处. tie sb up (a) bind sb with rope, etc so that he cannot move or escape 捆绑某人: The thieves left the night-watchman tied up and gagged. 窃贼把夜班守卫员捆住, 把他的嘴也堵住了. (b) (usu passive 通常用於被动语态) occupy sb so that he has no time for other things 缠住某人使之无暇顾及他事: I'm tied up in a meeting until 3 pm. 我开会直到下午三点钟方可脱身. tie sth up (a) bind sth with cord, rope, etc 系﹑ 拴﹑ 捆﹑ 绑或紮某物. (b) (often passive 常用於被动语态) invest (capital) so that it is not easily available for use 将(金钱)用於投资致使难以动用: Most of his money's tied up in property. 他大部分钱都投资在房地产上无法动用. (c) make conditions restricting the use or sale of (property, etc) 制定条款限制(财产等)的使用或出售. (d) bring (work, progress, etc) to a halt; obstruct sth使(工作﹑ 进展等)停顿; 阻碍某事: The strike tied up production for a week. 这次罢工造成停产一周.
> tied adj [attrib 作定语] (of a house) rented to sb on condition that he works for the owners (指房子)只租给为房东工作的人的: a ,tied `cottage 农场主租给其雇工的农舍 * a job with tied accommodation 提供住所的工作. `tied house (Brit) public house that is owned or controlled by a particular brewery 某啤酒厂开设的或特约经营的酒店. Cf 参看 free house (free1).
# `tie-dye v [Tn] produce dyed patterns on (fabric) by tying parts of it so that they are protected from the dye 紮染(织物). `tie-dyeing n [U].
`tie-on adj [attrib 作定语] (of a label, etc) that may be attached by tying (指标签等)可系上的, 可拴上的.
`tie-up n
1 ~ (with sb/sth) link; merger; partnership联系; 联合; 协作.
2 (esp US) halt in work, progress, etc; standstill (工作﹑ 进展等的)停顿; 停滞不前: a traffic tie-up 交通阻塞.