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English definition of “tie sb up”

tie sb up

(NOT AVAILABLE) phrasal verb with tie     /taɪ/ verb (present participle tying, past tense and past participle tied)
When someone is tied up, they are busy or are prevented from doing something, such as speaking to someone or going somewhere, because they are 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.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quicklyUnavailable and inaccessiblePresent
(Definition of tie sb up (NOT AVAILABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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