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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “tie sb down”

tie sb down

[M often passive] (LIMIT)
限制
informal phrasal verb with tie /taɪ/ verb (present tense tying, past tense and past participle tied)
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。
Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of tie sb down phrasal verb, verb (LIMIT) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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