HyperDic: tie_up

English > 5 senses of the expression tie up:
VERBcontacttie up, tie down, bind, trusssecure with or as if with ropes
possessiontie upinvest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
contacttie uprestrain from moving or operating normally
contacttie up, moor, berthsecure in or as if in a berth or dock
contacttie up, bind offfinish the last row
English > tie up: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSecure with or as if with ropes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to tie up the prisoners
Example "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
Synonymstie down, bind, truss
Entailsfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Narrowerchain uptie up with chains
faggot, fagot, faggot upBind or tie up in or as if in a faggot
faggot, fagotFasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
hog-tieTie together somebody's limbs
Broaderrestrain, confine, hold, constrainTo close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
See alsotiefasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
Spanishatar
Catalanembolicar
English > tie up: 5 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaninginvest so as to make unavailable for other purposes.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderinvest, put, commit, placemake an investment
English > tie up: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningRestrain from moving or operating normally.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upBlock passage through
Nounstie-upan interruption of normal activity
English > tie up: 5 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningSecure in or as if in a berth or dock.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tie up the boat"
Synonymsmoor, berth
Narrowerwharfmoor at a wharf
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishamarrar, anclar, atracar
Catalanamarrar, atracar
English > tie up: 5 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningFinish the last row.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymbind off
Categoryknit, knitting, knitworkneedlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
Broadertie, bindFasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
Spanishrematar

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