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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WASHINGTON -- Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Tuesday expressed the hope about rebound in ties between Pakistan and the United States and said that Islamabad was committed to work with the US to bring ties back on track.
Pakistan remained committed to working together with the United States to bring ties back on track, the Ambassador said and added that the recent exchange of visits by senior officials and at the Foreign Minister and Secretary of State level were useful efforts to rebuild trust in this important bilateral relationship.
As the police investigate, Jean finds herself embroiled in a weird conspiracy that ties back to the last Stuart pretender.