tie-up

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

tie–up

noun \ˈtī-ˌəp\

: a situation in which something (such as traffic) becomes very slow or stops because of a problem, accident, etc.

: a close connection between people or things

: an agreement to do business together

Full Definition of TIE-UP

1
a :  a cow stable; also :  a space for a single cow in a stable
b :  a mooring place for a boat
2
:  a slowdown or stoppage of traffic, business, or operation (as by a mechanical breakdown)
3
:  connection, association <helpful financial tie–ups>

First Known Use of TIE-UP

1851

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