- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1(boat)to tie something/somebody up
tosomethingto tie up loose endsatar or (Latin America except River Plate area) amarrar algo/a alguien aalgo1.2 (keep busy) See examples: to be tied upshe's tied up with a customer just nowatar cabos sueltosI'll be even more tied up tomorrowen este momento está ocupada atendiendo a un cliente1.3 (make unavailable)mañana voy a estar aún más ocupado or atareado(capital/assets)all our money is tied up in property1.4 (impede) 1.5 (finalize)todo nuestro dinero está invertido or metido en bienes raíces(British English) (deal)(arrangements)I had to get everything tied up before I left1.6 (connect) See examples:to be tied uptuve que dejarlo todo arreglado antes de irme withsomethingestar ligado aor relacionado conalgo
- 1 1.1 (connection)Example sentences1.2 (Business)
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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