Translation of "tie sb down" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

tie sb down

informal phrasal verb with tie uk /taɪ/ us /taɪ/ verb present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied
LIMIT 限制

[ M often passive ] to limit someone's freedom

限制,束缚(某人)
He's tied down by having to work every Saturday. 他星期六都被工作拴住了。
We'd like to travel more, but having children at school really ties us down. 我们想去更多的地方旅游,可是上学的孩子们把我们拴住了。
GET DECISION 表态

to make someone give you a clear decision

使(某人)明确表态
I'll try to tie her down on her plans. 我会设法让她把计划确定下来。

(Translation of “tie sb down” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)