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