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English definition of “tie up something”

tie up something

verb phrasal verb with tie  /tɑɪ/ ( present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied) us  

(HOLD)

to hold something with string or rope: Tie your newspapers up with string. Thieves tied up the night watchman.
(Definition of tie up something phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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