tie into (something)

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tie into (something)

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 establish or create a close association or connection between someone or something and another person or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "tie" and "in." 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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