tie sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “tie sth up” in the English Dictionary

"tie sth up" in British English

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tie sth up

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

tie sth up (FASTENED)

to ​fasten something together using ​string, ​rope, or something ​similar: It was an ​old-fashionedparcel, ​tied up with string.

tie sth up (NOT AVAILABLE)

to ​cause something, often ​money or possessions, not to be ​available for use: All my ​money is ​tied up inproperty. He ​tied up the ​printer all ​morning, ​printing out ​copies of his ​presentation.
(Definition of tie sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tie sth up" in Business English

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tie sth up

phrasal verb with tie uk   us   /taɪ/ verb (tying, tied, tied)
if ​money is ​tied up, it is ​invested in something and not ​available for ​spending on something else: No ​investor should have more than 20% of their ​networthtied up in any one ​stock. Some of the ​capitaltied up in its ​stores could be ​unlocked to ​launch the ​businessoverseas.
to ​agree all the details of a ​businessarrangement: The ​company has tied up a ​deal with a ​cablenetwork understood to be ​worth around £22m.
to use a ​piece of ​equipment so that it cannot be used by anyone else, usually for a ​longtime: The ​phonelines were ​tied up all day by ​customers worried about ​losing their ​savings.
(Definition of tie sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tie sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 捆扎, (用绳子、线等)捆扎…
in Turkish bağlamak, bağlayıp düğümlemek…
in Russian завязывать что-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 捆紮, (用繩子、線等)捆紮…
in Polish związać coś…
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