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English definition of “tie up something”

tie up something

(HOLD) phrasal verb with tie    /tɑɪ/ verb (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
to hold something with string or rope: Tie your newspapers up with string. Thieves tied up the night watchman.
(Definition of tie up something (HOLD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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