a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
equality of score in a contest
form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"