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Origin of tie-up
Words nearby tie-up
Example sentences from the Web for tie-up
Buckling down to tie-up loose ends is key to lightening your mental load.
By eight o'clock it was clear that the tie-up would be only partial.A Poor Wise Man|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Accordingly, the National Committee left no stone unturned to complete the tie-up, already 75 per cent.
Each one had her own little book that hung from its nail on a beam of the tie-up behind her stall.A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|Charles Asbury Stephens
He might have missed the car he should have taken, or there might be a tie-up somewhere along the line.Mary Ware in Texas|Annie F. Johnston
The tie-up would have been so complete and enduring that a settlement would have been compulsory.
British Dictionary definitions for tie-up
Idioms and Phrases with tie-up
Fasten securely; also, moor a ship. For example, Can you help me tie up these bundles? or The forecast was terrible, so we decided to tie up at the dock and wait out the storm. The first usage dates from the early 1500s, the nautical usage from the mid-1800s.
Impede the progress of, block, as in The accident tied up traffic for hours. [Late 1500s]
Keep occupied, engage, as in She was tied up in a meeting all morning. [Late 1800s]
Make funds or property inaccessible for other uses, as in Her cash is tied up in government bonds. [Early 1800s]