ADJ

undone
His tie was undone
loose
askew
His tie was askew and his hair dishevelled
loud
bootlace, bow, kipper
black, white (= a black/white bow tie as part of formal dress)
a black-tie dinner
club, college, regimental, school

VERB + TIE

knot, tie
loosen
adjust, straighten

TIE + NOUN

pin

PHRASES

collar/jacket/shirt/suit and tie

ADJ

close, strong
weak
blood, family
emotional
personal
business, commercial, economic
cultural, diplomatic, political, social, traditional

VERB + TIE

have
We have close economic ties with our neighbours
establish
cement, strengthen
cut, sever
He cut all ties with the Church
loosen, weaken

PREP

~ between
There is a strong tie between her and her daughters
~ of
ties of kinship
~ to/with
to establish diplomatic ties with China

VERB + TIE

end in, result in
The match ended in a tie

TIE + NOUN

break/breaker

PREP

~ between
a tie between Egypt and France
~ for
There was a tie for first place

ADV

firmly, securely, tightly
Did you tie the balloons on tightly?
loosely
He wore plimsolls, loosely tied with bits of string
carefully
neatly
Tie the cords neatly
back, on, together, up

PREP

around/round
He tied his dressing gown firmly around him
onto
I tied the bundle onto the end of the string
to
She tied the rope securely to a tree
with
Katie tied her hair back with a ribbon

PHRASES

tie sb hand and foot
The prisoners were tied hand and foot

ADV

closely, intimately
Their company's future is closely tied to our own
directly
firmly
inextricably
in, together, up
Production and consumption are inextricably tied together

PREP

in with
The concert will tie in with the festival of dance taking place the same weekend
to
You can't stay tied to her forever
up with
Her behaviour is tied up with her feelings of guilt