Translation of "tie sth up" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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tie sth up

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


to fasten something together using string, rope, or something similar

It was an old-fashioned parcel, tied up with string. 帮我把这个包裹捆上好吗?


to cause something, often money or possessions, not to be available for use

All my money is tied up in property. 我所有的资金都投在房地产上了,无法动用。
He tied up the printer all morning, printing out copies of his presentation. 他整个早上一直占着打印机打印他的报告。

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