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English definition of “tie sb down”

tie sb down

[M often passive] (LIMIT) informal phrasal verb with tie     /taɪ/ verb (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
to limit someone's freedom : He's tied down by having to work every Saturday . We'd like to travel more, but having children at school really ties us down.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of tie sb down (LIMIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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