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tie-down

[ tahy-doun ]
/ ˈtaɪˌdaʊn /
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noun

a device for tying something down.
the act of tying something down.

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Origin of tie-down

Noun use of verb phrase tie down
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Idioms and Phrases with tie-down

tie down

Constrain, confine, or limit, as in As long as the children were small, she was too tied down to look for a job. [Late 1600s]

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