Synonyms for tie up

Grammar : Verb
Spell : tahy-uhp
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtaɪˌʌp

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Définition of tie up

Origin :
  • "that with which anything is tied," Old English teag, from Proto-Germanic *taugo (cf. Old Norse taug "tie," tygill "string"), from PIE *deuk- "to pull, to lead" (cf. Old English teon "to draw, pull, drag;" see duke (n.)).
  • Figurative sense is recorded from 1550s. Meaning "equality between competitors" is first found 1670s, from notion of a connecting link (tie-breaker is recorded from 1961). Sense of "necktie, cravat" first recorded 1761. The railway sense of "transverse sleeper" is from 1857, American English.
  • verb hamper
Example sentences :
  • When they are cold, tie up the jar; covering the cork with leather.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • And can you tie up a bundle quick and slick and make it look neat?
  • Extract from : « The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys » by Gulielma Zollinger
  • When no parsley leaves are to be had, tie up a little parsley seed in a piece of clean muslin, and boil it in water ten minutes.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • Tie one man up and you may keep him; tie up two and they are sure to escape.
  • Extract from : « The Cat of Bubastes » by G. A. Henty
  • I'll tie up your boat outside, and bring your things in, and then we'll have supper.
  • Extract from : « A Master of Mysteries » by L. T. Meade
  • He was to tie up for the night at a little village near Marly-le-Roi.
  • Extract from : « The Rose of Old St. Louis » by Mary Dillon
  • I suppose they use old I-beams to tie up their Christmas presents.
  • Extract from : « Islands of Space » by John W Campbell
  • I may say we now and then let him 'tie up' all night in the station.
  • Extract from : « An Outcast » by F. Colburn Adams
  • They could do it—tie up a dog to drown in sight of people—like that—cruel.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1915 » by Various
  • Then I inspect every pit, tie up the bag, seal it, and give it to my messenger.
  • Extract from : « Special Messenger » by Robert W. Chambers

Antonyms for tie up

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