tie up

Primary Meanings of tie up

1.
v
secure with or as if with ropes
2.
v
finish the last row
Full Definitions of tie up
1

v secure with or as if with ropes

tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed”
Synonyms:
bind, tie down, truss
Types:
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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
hog-tie
tie together somebody's limbs
Type of:
confine, hold, restrain
to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

v secure in or as if in a berth or dock

tie up the boat”
Synonyms:
berth, moor
Types:
wharf
moor at a wharf
Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached

v restrain from moving or operating normally

“Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred”
Type of:
block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
block passage through

v invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes

“All my money is tied up in long-term investments”
Type of:
commit, invest, place, put
make an investment
2

v finish the last row

Synonyms:
bind off
Type of:
bind, tie
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

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