a device for tying something down.
the act of tying something down.
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How to use tie-down in a sentence
It takes her a moment to find a suitable tie-down point on the hull.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I'm gettin' too old, too plumb old and disgusted with this vale of steers to change and tie down to short grass.Overland Red | Henry Herbert Knibbs
It is not too much to tie down every third time the needle end of the silk comes to the back.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books | Douglas Cockerell
And we heard Jack tie down the front of the cover and roll over on the bed again.The Voyage of the Rattletrap | Hayden Carruth
Pour the mixture into strong bottles, stopper them tightly with new corks, and tie down the corks with strong twine.
But in another half hour Vincent had to bring the boat's head up to the wind, lower the lug, and tie down the last reef.With Lee in Virginia | G. A. Henty
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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