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tie up something

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

tie up something (HOLD)

to ​hold something with ​string or ​rope: Tie ​yournewspapers up with ​string. Thieves tied up the ​night watchman.

tie up something

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

tie up something (LIMIT MOVEMENT)

to ​limit someone’s or something’s ​movement or use: It’s a good ​investment, but ​yourmoney will be tied up for a ​longtime. Sorry I’m late – I got tied up in ​traffic.
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