tie (v.) Old form(s): tye , tyed
oblige, constrain, force
Cor II.ii.63[Menenius to Brutus, of Coriolanus] He loves your people; / But tie him not to be their bedfellow
Luc.818[Lucrece to herself] Feast-finding minstrels tuning my defame / Will tie the hearers to attend each line
R2 I.i.63[Mowbray to King Richard] were I tied to run afoot / Even to the frozen ridges of the Alps
TS I.i.209[Tranio to Lucentio] I am tied to be obedient
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