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tie sb up

phrasal verb with tie uk   /taɪ/  us   /taɪ/ verb (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
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When someone is tied up, they are busy or prevented from doing something, such as speaking to someone or going somewhere, because of being involved in another event or activity: I'm afraid we can't meet till Wednesday - I'm tied up on Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Moran is tied up in a meeting at the moment, but I'll ask her to call you later.
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tie sb up

phrasal verb with tie uk   us   /taɪ/ verb (tying, tied, tied)
if someone is tied up, they are busy and not available: The CEO will be tied up in a meeting all day.
(Definition of tie sb up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tie sb up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 捆绑, 把(某人)捆绑起来…
in Chinese (Traditional) 捆綁, 把(某人)捆綁起來…
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