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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tongue-tie mean? 

  The verb TONGUE-TIE has 1 sense:

1. deprive of speech

  Familiarity information: TONGUE-TIE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1tongue-tie [BACK TO TOP]


Deprive of speech

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied

Hypernyms (to "tongue-tie" is one way to...):

deprive (keep from having, keeping, or obtaining)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

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