Definition of tie-up in English:

tie-up

Syllabification: tie-up

noun

  • 1A link or connection, especially one between commercial companies: marketing tie-ups
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    • 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.
  • 1.1US A telecommunications link or network.
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    • As a result of the new tie-up, it is launching a new broadband service for £16.99 a month.
  • 2US A building where cattle are tied up for the night.
  • 2.1A place for mooring a boat.
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    • The ports themselves aren't much more than quiet seawall tie-ups, and signage leading to a short stroll to town.
    • Beyond having safe, reliable access to towns, many of the shiny new facilities are free, including overnight tie-ups, water, electric and pump outs.
  • 3US A traffic holdup.
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    • 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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