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a silk tie
For work, you should wear a collar and tie (=a shirt with a collar and a tie).
The treaty should strengthen ties between the two countries.
Family ties have become weakened.
the ties of marriage that united the kings
The game finished in a tie.
There was a tie for fourth place.
a second-round tie
With the animals needing regular attention, running a farm can be a tie.