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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  

(LIMIT MOVEMENT)

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 phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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