1. verb
To tie strings around (fabric or clothing) and then dye it, in such a manner that the tied parts do not get colored.
2. noun
A shirt that has been tie-dyed.

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  • tie-dye — tie′ dye v. dyed, dye•ing, n. 1) tex to dye (fabric) by the tie die method 2) tex a process of hand dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, thereby producing a variegated… …   From formal English to slang

  • tie-dye — v [T] to make a pattern on a piece of material by tying string around it and colouring it with ↑dye (=coloured liquid) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tie-dye — ► NOUN ▪ a method of producing textile patterns by tying parts of the fabric to shield it from the dye …   English terms dictionary

  • tie-dye — verb dye after knotting the fabric to produce an irregular pattern The flower children tie dye their T shirts • Hypernyms: ↑hand dye • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˈtie dye [tie dye tie dyes …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie-dye — /taɪ ˈdaɪ/ (say tuy duy) verb (t) (tie dyed, tie dyeing) 1. to create a variegated pattern in the dyeing of fabric by tying off various sections. –noun 2. the fabric so produced: a community of people wearing tie dye …  

  • tie-dye — adj. Tie dye is used with these nouns: ↑T shirt …   Collocations dictionary

  • tie-dye — /tuy duy /, v., dyed, tie dyeing, n. v.t. 1. to dye (fabric) by tie dyeing. n. 2. tie dyeing. 3. Informal. a fabric or garment dyed by tie dyeing. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

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