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tie sb up

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


B2 to make a person unable to move by tying a rope or something similar around their body or part of their body

The burglars had tied him up (to the bed). 竊賊們把他綁了起來(竊賊們把他綁在床上)。


When someone is tied up, they are busy or prevented from doing something, such as speaking to someone or going somewhere, because of being involved in another event or activity.

I'm afraid we can't meet till Wednesday - I'm tied up on Monday and Tuesday. 恐怕我們要到週三才能碰頭——我週一和週二都脫不開身。
Mrs Moran is tied up in a meeting at the moment, but I'll ask her to call you later. 莫蘭夫人現在正開會脫不開身,我會告訴她稍後給你打電話。

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

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