Definitions for: Tie-up

[n] an interruption of normal activity
[n] a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"
[v] in knitting: finish the last row
[v] secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"
[v] secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"
[v] restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"
[v] invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes; "All my money is tied up in long-term investments"

Synonyms: affiliation, association, berth, bind off, moor, stand, standstill, tie, tie down, truss

See Also: bind, block, chain up, close up, commit, confine, fasten, fix, halt, hog-tie, hold, impede, invest, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude, place, put, relationship, restrain, secure, stop, tie, wharf

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