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tie down

The fastening or securing of a load to its carrier by use of ropes, cables or other means to prevent shifting during transport. Also used (as a noun) to describe the material employed to secure a load.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tie down - secure with or as if with ropestie down - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
chain up - tie up with chains; "chain up the prisoners"
faggot up, fagot, faggot - bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"
faggot, fagot - fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
hog-tie - tie together somebody's limbs; "The prisoner was hog-tied"
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
2.tie down - restrain from independence by an obligation; "He was tied down by his work"
oblige, obligate, bind, hold - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"

tie

verb
1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope:
2. To restrict the activity or free movement of:
Informal: hog-tie.
3. To do or make something equal to:
phrasal verb
tie up
1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope:
2. To cause to cease regular activity:
Idiom: bring to a screeching halt.
3. To cause to be busy or in use:
noun
1. That which unites or binds:
2. An equality of scores, votes, or performances in a contest:
Translations
يُحَدِّد حُريَّة
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w>tie down

vt sep
(lit)festbinden (→ to an +dat); huts, tentsverankern (→ to in +dat); horsefesseln
(fig: = restrict) → binden (→ to an +acc); meaninggenau bestimmen; to tie somebody/oneself down to somethingjdn/sich auf etw (acc)festlegen; to tie oneself down to doing somethingsich verpflichten, etw zu tun; marriage/owning property ties you downdurch die Ehe/durch Eigentum ist man gebunden; she’s tied down because of the children, the children tie her downdurch die Kinder ist sie sehr gebunden

tie

(tai) present participle ˈtying: past tense, past participle tied verb
1. (often with to, ~on etc) to fasten with a string, rope etc. He tied the horse to a tree; The parcel was tied with string; I don't like this job – I hate being tied to a desk.
2. to fasten by knotting; to make a knot in. He tied his shoelaces.
3. to be joined by a knot etc. The belt of this dress ties at the front.
4. to score the same number of points etc (in a game, competition etc). Three people tied for first place.
noun
1. a strip of material worn tied round the neck under the collar of a shirt. He wore a shirt and tie.
2. something that joins. the ties of friendship.
3. an equal score or result (in a game, competition etc); a draw.
4. a game or match to be played.
be tied up
1. to be busy; to be involved (with). I can't discuss this matter just now – I'm tied up with other things.
2. (with with) to be connected with.
tie (someone) down
to limit someone's freedom etc. Her work tied her down.
tie in/up
to be linked or joined (logically). This doesn't tie in (with what he said before).
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