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    a few connotations of "tie up"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    His money is tied up in a trust fund and he can't take it out.
    Susan tied up the bathroom for an hour.
    tie up = to limit or prevent the use of.

    The whole was tied up for the benefit of this child, who, in occasional visits with his father and mother at Norland, had so far gained on the affections of his uncle, by such attractions as are by no means unusual in children of two or three years old; an imperfect articulation, an earnest desire of having his own way, many cunning tricks, and a great deal of noise, as to outweigh all the value of all the attention which, for years, he had received from his niece and her daughters.
    tie up = invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes

    The crash of the two trucks tied up all traffic in the center of town.
    The strike tied up the factory.
    tie up = to show or stop the movement or action of; hinder; tangle.

    The meeting will tie the President up until noon.
    The Senate didn't vote because a debate on a small point kept it tied up all week.
    He can't see you now. He's tied up on the telephone.
    She was tied up in a meeting all morning.
    tie up = to take all the time of; keep occupied, engage

    Our company has tied up with another firm to support the show.
    tie up = to enter into an association or partnership; join.

    The ships tied up at New York.
    Can you help me tie up these bundles?
    tie up = to dock; fasten securely; moor a ship

    We've talked long enough; let's tie up these plans and start doing things.
    tie up = to finish; complete

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: a few connotations of "tie up"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    His money is tied up in a trust fund and he can't take it out.
    Susan tied up the bathroom for an hour.
    tie up = to limit or prevent the use of.

    The whole was tied up for the benefit of this child, who, in occasional visits with his father and mother at Norland, had so far gained on the affections of his uncle, by such attractions as are by no means unusual in children of two or three years old; an imperfect articulation, an earnest desire of having his own way, many cunning tricks, and a great deal of noise, as to outweigh all the value of all the attention which, for years, he had received from his niece and her daughters.
    tie up = invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes

    The crash of the two trucks tied up all traffic in the center of town.
    The strike tied up the factory.
    tie up = to show or stop the movement or action of; hinder; tangle.

    The meeting will tie the President up until noon.
    The Senate didn't vote because a debate on a small point kept it tied up all week.
    He can't see you now. He's tied up on the telephone.
    She was tied up in a meeting all morning.
    tie up = to take all the time of; keep occupied, engage

    Our company has tied up with another firm to support the show.
    tie up = to enter into an association or partnership; join.

    The ships tied up at New York.
    Can you help me tie up these bundles?
    tie up = to dock; fasten securely; moor a ship

    We've talked long enough; let's tie up these plans and start doing things.
    tie up = to finish; complete

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "tie up"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    His money is tied up in a trust fund and he can't take it out.
    Susan tied up the bathroom for an hour.
    tie up = to limit or prevent the use of.

    The whole (= property)was tied up for the benefit of this child, who, in occasional visits with his father and mother at Norland, had so far gained on the affections of his uncle, by such attractions as are by no means unusual in children of two or three years old; an imperfect articulation, an earnest desire of having his own way, many cunning tricks, and a great deal of noise, as to outweigh all the value of all the attention which, for years, he had received from his niece and her daughters.
    tie up = invest for specific as stipualated by a Will or agreement so as to make unavailable for other purposes

    The crash of the two trucks tied up all traffic in the center of town.
    The strike tied up the factory.
    tie up = to show or stop the movement or action of; hinder; tangle.

    The meeting will tie the President up until noon.
    The Senate didn't vote because a debate on a small point kept it tied up all week.
    He can't see you now. He's tied up on the telephone.
    She was tied up in a meeting all morning.
    tie up = to take all the time of; keep occupied, engage

    Our company has tied up with another firm to support the show.
    tie up = to enter into an association or partnership; join.

    The ships tied up at New York.
    Can you help me tie up these bundles?
    tie up = to dock; fasten securely; moor a ship

    We've talked long enough; let's tie up these plans and start doing things.
    tie up = to finish; complete

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Tie up is an idiom which is in use since as early as 1500BC. This collection shows how it has been used to express different types/kinds of ideas. Another idea which is also common these daya is; a connection or agreement that joins two countries or organisations, as:
    The company has arranged a tie-up with a German firm for transfer of technology .
    Last edited by sarat_106; 07-Oct-2009 at 15:24.

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