tie to

tie (one) to (something)

To connect or associate someone with some situation, event, or circumstance. The investigators have uncovered paperwork that ties him to the money laundering scheme.
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tie someone or something to something

to bind someone or something to something. The robber tied the clerk to a chair. I tied colored yarn to the birthday present.
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tie someone to something

Fig. to associate someone with something; to make a connection between someone and something. The police are trying to tie Lefty to the burglary. They'll never tie me to that bunch of crooks!
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I created Hex Tie to appeal to my artist soul while also using my passion and drive as an entrepreneur.
Headteacher Dr Julia Roberts said: "I am very keen to introduce a new tie to begin to ensure consistency of uniform across all year groups.
If you're unsure about what tie to choose, play it safe and stick to the simple rule of not wearing pattern on pattern.
I feel more grown up, I guess, more mature,'' said Charles Roquemore, a 14-year-old freshman from Van Nuys, who also wears a tie to church every Sunday.
Designed to keep neck ties from swinging or falling out of place, tie bars affix a tie to a man's dress shirt, ensuring that it will not flap or land in a plate of food.
Needing only a tie to remain in control in the Marmonte League race, No.
TIE has established a specialized hosting and outsourcing service, both in The Netherlands and in the USA, through which customers can entrust TIE to manage their business-critical B2B exchanges.
I mean, a couple of years ago when the trend started, you had to spend a lot of time matching the texture and sheen of a tie to a shirt and now it's all done for you.
I have visited TIE to explain Overland Park's spousal employment assistance plan.
Primix estimates its composite tie to have a service life of 60 years, compared to a life of 10 to 15 years for creosoted hardwood ties.
During the past year we have been positioning TIE to be the priemier supplier of telecommunications and information distribution products to our targeted small and medium size business customers," said George N.
The recent appointment of TIE CEO Dick Raman as Chairman of the UN/CEFACT Forum, the global eBusiness standardization authority, positions TIE to play a major role in the Global B2B Integration arena.
To show that new power tie to its best advantage, Nordstrom buyer Gregory advises shoppers to look for dress shirts with a spread collar or ``curved spread'' to accommodate the bigger knot that the woven tie makes.
The key is to match the stripes in the tie to the ground color of the shirt, not to the shirt's stripes.
We are excited to bring the presence of a renowned organization like TiE to the Valley.