See parent entry: → tie
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1(shoelaces/parcel/animal)
amarrar ( (Latin America) exc (River Plate area) )(boat)to tie something/somebody up
tosomethingatar or ( (Latin America) exc (River Plate area) ) amarrar algo/a alguiento tie up loose ends aalgoatar cabos sueltos1.2 (keep busy) to be tied upshe's tied up with a customer just nowen este momento está ocupada atendiendo a un clienteI'll be even more tied up tomorrowmañana voy a estar aún más ocupado or atareado1.3 (make unavailable)(capital/assets)all our money is tied up in property
inmovilizartodo nuestro dinero está invertido or metido en bienes raíces1.4 (impede) (American English) 1.5 (finalize)(British English) (deal)
cerrar(arrangements)I had to get everything tied up before I left
finalizartuve que dejarlo todo arreglado antes de irme1.6 (connect)to be tied up
withsomethingestar ligado aor relacionado conalgo
- 1 1.1 (connection)Example sentences1.2 (Business)
acuerdo (masculine) (para un proyecto conjunto)1.3 (Radio, Television) → hookupExample sentences
- Four Labour councillors and senior officers are looking into a proposed tie-up with a commercial organisation to take over some support services.
- The Football Association says that the money will be invested in the game's grass roots but traditionalists argue that commercial tie-ups like this devalue this venerable institution.
- Last week's announcement of a commercial tie-up between Manchester United and the Yankees was yet another indication of the way football is heading.
- As a result of the new tie-up, it is launching a new broadband service for £16.99 a month.
- 2 (stoppage, jam) (American English)Example sentences
- But he cautioned there will always be traffic tie-ups as long as drivers continue to slow down in tunnels.
- No one was injured, but the traffic tie-up from this accident went on for miles.
- Traffic tie-ups and winter weather are delaying travelers heading home for the holiday.
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