1) attach or fasten with string, cord, etc. 2) form into a knot or bow. 3) restrict or limit to a particular situation or place. 4) connect; link. 5) achieve the same score or ranking as another competitor. 6) hold together by a crosspiece or tie. 7) Music unite (written notes) by a tie.
At this time of night a picture of the new school tie, tied in a knot will have to do.