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noun [countable] tie pronunciation in American English /taɪ/
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  1. 2
    a relationship or connection between people or things
    The treaty should strengthen ties between the two countries.
    family ties: Family ties have become weakened.
    ties of blood/marriage/friendship: the ties of marriage that united the kings
  2. 4
    a result of a game or competition in which each person or team has the same number of points, votes, etc.
    tie for: There was a tie for fourth place.
    finish/end/result in a tie: The game finished in a tie.
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  3. 5
    something that limits your freedom
    He still feels a tie to the land where he grew up.


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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