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Definition: To ride and tie
, v. t.
1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to
ride a bicycle.
[They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the
In whirlwind. --Milton.
2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
The nobility could no longer endure to be ridden by
bakers, cobblers, and brewers. --Swift.
3. To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
Tue only men that safe can ride
Mine errands on the Scottish side. --Sir W.
4. (Surg.) To overlap (each other); -- said of bones or
To ride a hobby
, to have some favorite occupation or
subject of talk.
To ride and tie
, to take turn with another in labor and
rest; -- from the expedient adopted by two persons with
one horse, one of whom rides the animal a certain
distance, and then ties him for the use of the other, who
is coming up on foot. --Fielding.
To ride down
(a) To ride over; to trample down in riding; to overthrow
by riding against; as, to ride down an enemy.
(b) (Naut.) To bear down, as on a halyard when hoisting a
To ride out
(Naut.), to keep safe afloat during (a storm)
while riding at anchor or when hove to on the open sea;
as, to ride out the gale.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tied
); p. pr. &
vb. n. Tying
.] [OE. ti?en, teyen, AS. t[=i]gan, ti['e]gan,
fr. te['a]g, te['a]h, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS.
te['o]n to draw, to pull. See Tug
, v. t., and cf. Tow
1. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. “Tie the
kine to the cart.”
--1 Sam. vi. 7.
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake
not the law of thy mother: bind them continually
upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
2. To form, as a knot, by interlacing or complicating a cord;
also, to interlace, or form a knot in; as, to tie a cord
to a tree; to knit; to knot. “We do not tie this knot
with an intention to puzzle the argument.”
3. To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
In bond of virtuous love together tied. --Fairfax.
4. To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as
by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to
Not tied to rules of policy, you find
Revenge less sweet than a forgiving mind. --Dryden.
5. (Mus.) To unite, as notes, by a cross line, or by a curved
line, or slur, drawn over or under them.
6. To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even
To ride and tie
. See under Ride
To tie down
(a) To fasten so as to prevent from rising.
(b) To restrain; to confine; to hinder from action.
To tie up
, to confine; to restrain; to hinder from motion