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English definition of “tie up something”

tie up something

(LIMIT MOVEMENT) phrasal verb with tie    /tɑɪ/ verb (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
to limit someone’s or something’s movement or use: It’s a good investment , but your money will be tied up for a long time . Sorry I’m late – I got tied up in traffic .
(Definition of tie up something (LIMIT MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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