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tie into

1. To connect to or associate with something. Their latest product ties into their overall plan for an integrated user platform. The novels tie into real, historical events from Russia in 1885.
2. To connect or associate something with something else. This new movie ties all the other films in the franchise into a single, coherent narrative. They're trying to tie these outlying communities into the city's public utilities infrastructure.
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tie someone or something into something

 and tie someone or something in
to seek to establish a connection between someone or something and something. The police tried to tie Sarah into the crime. They tried to tie in Liz, too.
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tie into

Attack energetically, as in They tied into the buffet as though they hadn't eaten in months. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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tie into

v.
1. To attach and anchor someone or something to someone or something with a knot: They tied the boat into the dock.
2. To connect something with something: This pipe ties the housing development into the city's sewer system.
3. To be connected with something: All the library computer systems tie into the main branch.
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