Definition of tie up
- tie up the loose ends
- their money was tied up in stocks
- traffic was tied up for miles
- was tied up in conference all day
- tied up the phone for an hour
Examples of tie up in a Sentence
an accident is tying up traffic at 5th and Broadway
Recent Examples of tie up from the Web
Twenty-four boats tied up in slips along the dock were moved to other moorings.
And how did Trump — who had money tied up in real estate and buildings — raise enough liquid assets to go on this cash buying spree?
Patagonia’s lawsuit against Mr. Trump is currently tied up in the courts.
If Sears comes to the point of filing for bankruptcy protection, Lampert could lose the capital tied up in his 49% ownership of the company.
Many people have substantial equity tied up in a home, and there are multiple ways of tapping it.
But with money tied up in paying Liverpool instalments for the January purchase of Philippe Coutinho and another €100m earmarked to trigger Griezmann's Atletico buyout clause, finances are tight.
Another bill filed this year by Baker, which would ease zoning rules to enable more housing developments, remains tied up in legislative committees.
Contrary to reports in France, no formal offer so far, but Reds ARE keen to tie up deal before World Cup and will intensify efforts in talks over next week.
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tie up Synonyms
cramp one's style, give a hard time;
TIE-UP Defined for English Language Learners
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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