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tie-up

[ tahy-uhp ]
/ ˈtaɪˌʌp /
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noun

a temporary stoppage or slowing of business, traffic, telephone service, etc., as due to a strike, storm, or accident.
the act or state of tying up or the state of being tied up.
an involvement, connection, or entanglement: the tie-up between the two companies; his tie-up with the crime syndicate.
a mooring place; place where a boat may be tied up.
a cow barn with stalls.
a stall allotted to each cow in such a barn.

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tie-dyed, tie-dyeing, tie-in, tie-off rail, tie-pin, tie-up, tieback, tiebreaker, tieck, tieck, ludwig, tied

Origin of tie-up

First recorded in 1705–15; noun use of verb phrase tie up
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