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English definition of “tie sth up”

tie sth up

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

(FASTENED)

to fasten something together using string, rope, or something similar: Could you tie up the parcel for me?Fastening and tying

(NOT AVAILABLE)

to cause something, often money or possessions, not to be available for use: All my money is tied up in property. He tied up the printer all morning, printing out his reports.Unavailable and inaccessiblePresent
(Definition of tie sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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