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Definition 1: restrain from independence by an obligation - [verb of communication]

Samples where tie down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was tied down by his work

(tie down is a kind of ...) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

"He's held by a contract" "I'll hold you by your promise"

Definition 2: secure with or as if with ropes - [verb of contact]

Samples where tie down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tie down the prisoners
  • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed

Synonyms for tie down in the sense of this definition

(tie down is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

(... is a kind of tie down ) tie up with chains

"chain up the prisoners"

(... is a kind of tie down ) bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot

"faggot up the sticks"

(... is a kind of tie down ) fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them

(... is a kind of tie down ) tie together somebody's limbs

"The prisoner was hog-tied"

(tie down implies ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

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