retying

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

retying

  1. present participle of retie

Noun[edit]

retying ‎(plural retyings)

  1. The act of tying something again.
    • Mark Twain
      I found that a new oath holds pretty well; but that when it is become old and frayed out and damaged by a dozen annual retyings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it.