a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
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"
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"