tying

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tiȝing, teing, from Old English *tīgung, tīging (connection), from Proto-Germanic *taugungō, from *taugijaną from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to tug, draw). Equivalent to tie +‎ -ing. Present participle from Old English tīgende, from tīgan, tīegan.

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Noun[edit]

tying (plural tyings)

  1. Action of the verb to tie; ligature.
    • 1772, John Macgowan, Infernal Conference: Or, Dialogues of Devils
      It cost us several tyings and untyings before her ladyship was pleased with her own foot.
  2. (mining) The act or process of washing ores in a buddle.

Verb[edit]

tying

  1. present participle of tie

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