tie sb down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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tie sb down

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

tie sb down (LIMIT)

[M often passive] to ​limit someone's ​freedom: He's ​tied down by having to ​work every ​Saturday. We'd like to ​travel more, but having ​children at ​school really ​ties us down.

tie sb down (GET DECISION)

to make someone give you a ​cleardecision: I'll ​try to ​tie her down on her ​plans.
(Definition of tie sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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