Translation of "tie sth up" - English-Traditional 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. 幫我捆好這個包裹好嗎?


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

All my money is tied up in property. 我所有的資金都投在房地產上,無法動用。
He tied up the printer all morning, printing out copies of his presentation. 他整個早上一直佔著列印機列印他的報告。

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