Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tongue-tie

1 sense of tongue tie

Sense 1
tongue tie, ankyloglossia -- (a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue)
       => birth defect, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder, congenital abnormality -- (a defect that is present at birth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tongue-tie

1 sense of tongue-tie

Sense 1
tongue-tie -- (deprive of speech; "When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied")
       => deprive -- (keep from having, keeping, or obtaining)

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