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Meaning of “be tied up” - Learner’s Dictionary

be tied up

phrasal verb with tie     /taɪ/ verb ( present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
to be very busy and unable to speak to anyone, go anywhere, etc: Mrs Moran is tied up in a meeting at the moment but I'll ask her to call you later.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
Translations of “be tied up”
in Russian быть занятым…
in Turkish çok meşgul olmak…
in Polish być zajętym…
(Definition of be tied up from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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