Meaning of “tie sb down” in the English Dictionary

"tie sb down" in British English

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tie sb down

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


to make someone give you a clear decision:

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)