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Definition 1: secure with or as if with ropes - [verb of contact]

Samples where tie up 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 up in the sense of this definition

(tie up 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 up ) tie up with chains

"chain up the prisoners"

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

"faggot up the sticks"

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

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

"The prisoner was hog-tied"

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

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

Definition 2: finish the last row - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for tie up in the sense of this definition

(tie up is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

(tie up belongs to category ...) needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine

Definition 3: restrain from moving or operating normally - [verb of contact]

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

  • Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred

(tie up is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

Definition 4: secure in or as if in a berth or dock - [verb of contact]

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

  • tie up the boat

Synonyms for tie up in the sense of this definition

(tie up is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

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

(... is a kind of tie up ) moor at a wharf

"The ship was wharfed"

Definition 5: invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes - [verb of possession]

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

  • All my money is tied up in long-term investments

(tie up is a kind of ...) make an investment

"Put money into bonds"

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