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tie sb up

phrasal verb with tie uk   us   /taɪ/ verb (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
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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. Mrs Moran is ​tied up in a ​meeting at the ​moment, but I'll ​ask her to ​call you ​later.
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"tie sb up" in Business English

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tie sb up

phrasal verb with tie uk   us   /taɪ/ verb (tying, tied, tied)
if someone is ​tied up, they are ​busy and not ​available: The ​CEO will be ​tied up in a ​meeting all day.
(Definition of tie sb up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tie sb up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 捆绑, 把(某人)捆绑起来…
in Chinese (Traditional) 捆綁, 把(某人)捆綁起來…
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