|1.||[ verb ] secure with or as if with ropes|
|Synonyms:||bind truss tie_down|
"tie down the prisoners" "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
|Related terms:||restrain chain_up hog-tie faggot faggot fasten|
|2.||[ verb ] (stock exchange) invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes|
"All my money is tied up in long-term investments"
|3.||[ verb ] restrain from moving or operating normally|
"Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"
|Related terms:||obstruct stand|
|4.||[ verb ] (nautical) secure in or as if in a berth or dock|
"tie up the boat"
|Related terms:||fasten wharf mooring|
|5.||[ verb ] in knitting: finish the last row|
|Related terms:||tie knit|