Tie up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtaɪ ʌp|  American pronunciation of the word tie up
Brit.  |taɪ ʌp|  British pronunciation of the word tie up


- secure with or as if with ropes (syn: bind, tie down, truss)
tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
- invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
- restrain from moving or operating normally
- secure in or as if in a berth or dock (syn: berth, moor)
tie up the boat
- finish the last row

Extra examples

...an accident is tying up traffic at 5th and Broadway...

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