to tie up
- invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
to tie up
- restrain from moving or operating normally
- Don't tie me up.
- We are in the tie-up.
- Tom showed up at the party wearing a suit and tie.
- It is rumored that the firm is going to tie up with an American company.
- The terrorists brought rope with them so that they could tie up all the hostages.
- Oooh, get a move on. We'll end up late! Come on, I'll tie your shoelaces for you.
- Before saying goodbye to their neighbors, the Smiths had to tie up some loose ends inside the house.
- Based on its legal form and nature, a leasing agreement does not tie up with the locally customary rental fees but is orientated at the interest rate of the lessor's provided capital.
- In addition, cooperatives are subject to some specific financial obligations introduced by Law No 27/1999 which do not affect companies subject to the general tax regime but which tie up the resources of cooperatives and prevent their distribution among members, as in the case of the mandatory social reserves.