Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tie_up

2 senses of tie-up

Sense 1
affiliation, association, tie, tie-up -- (a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England")
       => relationship -- (a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries)

Sense 2
stand, standstill, tie-up -- (an interruption of normal activity)
       => stop, halt -- (the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tie_up

5 senses of tie up

Sense 1
tie down, tie up, bind, truss -- (secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed")
       => 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")

Sense 2
tie up -- (invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes; "All my money is tied up in long-term investments")
       => invest, put, commit, place -- (make an investment; "Put money into bonds")

Sense 3
tie up -- (restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 4
moor, berth, tie up -- (secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 5
tie up, bind off -- (finish the last row)
       => tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")

2022, Cloud WordNet Browser