Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tie-up”

See all translations

tie-up

noun [C] uk   /ˈtaɪ.ʌp/ us  

tie-up noun [C] (CONNECTION)

mainly UK a connection or agreement that joins two things or organizations: Cambridge University Press arranged a tie-up with the German publisher Klett.

tie-up noun [C] (DELAY)

US a temporary problem that delays progress, such as too much traffic on the road: I missed my flight because of a tie-up on the interstate.
Translations of “tie-up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聯繫, 聯合,合作…
in Chinese (Simplified) 联系, 联合,合作…
(Definition of tie-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tie-up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tie-up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More