tie (someone or something) onto (someone or something)

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tie (someone or something) onto (someone or something)

To fasten or bind someone or something to someone or something else with rope, twine, string, etc. I tied a note onto the door so Tommy would be sure to see it. The captain tied the mutineers onto the sides of the ship as a punishment for their insurrection.
See also: tie

tie something onto someone or something

 and tie something on
to attach something to someone or something by tying or binding. I tied his house key onto him so he wouldn't lose it. I tied on his gloves so he would not lose them.
See also: tie