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tie sth up

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

(FASTENED)

to fasten something together using string, rope, or something similar: Could you tie up the parcel for me?

(NOT AVAILABLE)

to cause something, often money or possessions, not to be available for use: All my money is tied up in property. He tied up the printer all morning, printing out his reports.
Translations of “tie sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 捆紮, (用繩子、線等)捆紮…
in Russian завязывать что-либо…
in Turkish bağlamak, bağlayıp düğümlemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 捆扎, (用绳子、线等)捆扎…
in Polish związać coś…
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