tie up

Definitions of tie up
  1. verb
    secure with or as if with ropes
    tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed”
    synonyms: bind, tie down, truss
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    chain up
    tie up with chains
    faggot, faggot up, fagot
    bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot
    faggot, fagot
    fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
    tie together somebody's limbs
    type of:
    confine, hold, restrain
    to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
  2. verb
    secure in or as if in a berth or dock
    tie up the boat”
    synonyms: berth, moor
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    moor at a wharf
    type of:
    fasten, fix, secure
    cause to be firmly attached
  3. verb
    restrain from moving or operating normally
    “Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred”
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    block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
    block passage through
  4. verb
    invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
    “All my money is tied up in long-term investments”
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    commit, invest, place, put
    make an investment
  5. verb
    finish the last row
    synonyms: bind off
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    type of:
    bind, tie
    fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
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