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Tie

Verb or Noun 動詞或名詞

Tie 這個詞作為名詞並不深奧,大多數人都會認識,Tie 就是領帶,坊間大多會說打領[ Tie ]多於打領帶。

作為名詞,Tie 的另一意思是關係、聯繫。比如:

John no longer has close ties with his family after moving to the University.

John 在搬往大學之後已經和家人的聯繫沒有那麼親密了。

Tie 作為名詞有另外一個解釋是不分勝負,平手。例如:

They have to change the scoring system as there are too many ties.

他們必須改變計分方法因為出現太多不分勝負的情況。

Yahoo UK 英國雅虎在報導英國查理斯王子將繼承英女皇出任英聯邦元首一篇中,提及:

Prince Harry had embarked on work as the newly-appointed Commonwealth Youth Ambassador to emphasise the family’s ties with the Commonwealth,……

哈里王子着手新的被任命為英聯邦青年大使工作,強調家庭與英聯邦的聯繫……。

Tie 在用作動詞中除了解作繫、綑、缚、紥之外,也會被用作與一些東西扯上關係,例如:

Is the allergy tied to dairy products? 敏感症是否與奶類食品有關連?

所以,don’t get tied up, let’s go for a drink mate. 老友,不要開脱不了,我們去飲杯吧!

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