tie up

tie up

  1. To secure with rope, string, etc.
    Don't forget to tie up your hair before you bake.
    The robbers tied up the bank employees before forcing a way into the vault.
  2. (idiomatic) To occupy, detain, keep busy, or delay.
    He has been tying up the phone lines for hours now.
  3. (idiomatic) To complete, finish, or resolve.
    I'd like to tie up the project before I leave.
  • Russian: завязать

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