tie–up

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noun \ˈtī-ˌəp\

Definition of tie–up

  1. 1a :  a cow stable; also :  a space for a single cow in a stableb :  a mooring place for a boat

  2. 2 :  a slowdown or stoppage of traffic, business, or operation (as by a mechanical breakdown)

  3. 3 :  connection, association helpful financial tie–ups

1851

First Known Use of tie–up

1851


TIE–UP Defined for English Language Learners

tie–up

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noun \ˈtī-ˌəp\

Definition of tie–up for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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