tie back


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tie back

To draw and restrain something back and out of the way. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tie" and "back." I forgot to bring a hairclip to tie my hair back, so it kept falling into my face while I worked. Be sure to tie the cables back or they could cause injury or death while operating the machine.
See also: back, tie

tie something back

to bind or fasten something back out of the way. George tied the curtains back to let a little more light in. Let me tie back the vines out of the way.
See also: back, tie

tie back

v.
To draw something backward and fasten it: I gathered my hair and tied it back in a ponytail. We tied back the curtains so that they wouldn't blow around in the breeze.
See also: back, tie
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Curran said: "Ideally, we would take the tie back to Parkhead as a draw would suit us better than a victory.
Aibel has secured a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract from Woodside regarding the subsea tie back to the Ngujima-Yin FPSO.
The Lomond Platform (Operated by BG) was being actively pursued as the preferred Subsea tie back host until BG announced the cancellation of their proposed Bridge Linked Platform (BLP) Project.
Under that original contract AMEC successfully completed a number of major projects including two subsea tie backs from the Gaupe, North West Seymour wells and a subsequent major topside modification of the Armada platform, topside modifications on the North Everest platform and a subsea tie back as part of the Everest East expansion.
The contract scope includes the project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of two 5 kilometre pipeline bundles which will tie back the Cayley field to the new Bridge-Linked Platform (BLP) at the Montrose facility.
5km production pipeline, water injection pipeline, gas lift pipeline and control umbilical to tie back the Shaw Field to the BLP.