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English definition of “tie sb down”

tie sb down

(GET DECISION) informal phrasal verb with tie     /taɪ/ verb (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
to make someone give you a clear decision: I'll try to tie her down on her plans.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of tie sb down (GET DECISION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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