tying

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tiʒing, 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.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Macgowan and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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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