Definition of “tie-up” - English Dictionary

“tie-up” in American English

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tie-upnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɑɪ ˌʌp/

tie-up noun [ C ] (COMBINING)

an agreement that combines two companies:

A tie-up between the two air carriers is likely to be approved.

tie-up noun [ C ] (STOP)

a stop caused by having too many things come or happen together:

An overturned truck caused a huge traffic tie-up.

(Definition of “tie-up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“tie-up” in Business English

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tie-upnoun [ C ]

/ˈtaɪʌp/ uk us COMMERCE

an agreement between two organizations to work on a particular activity together:

tie-up between/with sth A recent tie-up with Amazon has paved the way for the retailer to offer improved delivery services.

(Definition of “tie-up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)