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- 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.
- (idiomatic) To occupy, detain, keep busy, or delay.
- He has been tying up the phone lines for hours now.
- (idiomatic) To complete, finish, or resolve.
- I'd like to tie up the project before I leave.