Phrasal Verb: Tie down
Meaning: Secure something to prevent it moving
Example: They TIED him DOWN to stop him escaping.
Meaning: Remove or restrict freedom
Example: Marriage TIES you DOWN.
Meaning: Stop people (often police or military) going where they are needed
Example: The army were TIED DOWN with the rebellion and couldn't help.
Other Phrasal Verbs
We have 5 phrasal verbs with 'TIE'