tie into

tie into
phrasal to attack with vigor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tie into — phrasal 1. : to attack with vigor tied into the job and was soon finished as a. slang : to reprimand with severity the old lady really tied into me b. : to consume voraciously …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie\ into — • lace into • tie into v informal To attack physically or with words; begin to hit or criticize. The boxer laced into his opponent. The critics laced into the new movie. Syn.: lay into, rip into Compare: give it to …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tie into — See: LACE INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tie into — See: LACE INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tie into — scold, lecture, give you hell [B]    When we were alone, he tied into me. He said I caused the problem …   English idioms

  • tie into — hooking a big fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tie into — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. attack, assault, fight; see fight 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • tie into — N. Amer. informal attack or get to work on vigorously. → tidy something away …   English new terms dictionary

  • tie — [tī] vt. tied, tying or tieing [ME tien < OE tigan, tegan; akin to teag, a rope: for IE base see TOW1] 1. to fasten, attach, or bind together or to something else, as with string, cord, or rope made secure by knotting, etc. [to tie someone s… …   English World dictionary

  • tie — verb (ties, tying, tied) 1》 attach or fasten with string, cord, etc.     ↘form into a knot or bow.     ↘(tie someone up) restrict someone s movement by binding their arms or legs or binding them to something. 2》 (also tie someone down) restrict… …   English new terms dictionary

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