Synonyms for tie up

Synonyms for (verb) tie up

Synonyms: bind off, tie up

Definition: finish the last row

Similar words: tie, bind

Definition: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

Usage: They tied their victim to the chair


Synonyms: bind, tie down, tie up, truss

Definition: secure with or as if with ropes

Usage: tie down the prisoners; tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed

Similar words: hold, confine, restrain

Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Usage: 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


Synonyms: berth, tie up, moor

Definition: secure in or as if in a berth or dock

Usage: tie up the boat

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: tie up

Definition: restrain from moving or operating normally

Usage: Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred

Similar words: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition: block passage through

Usage: obstruct the path


Synonyms: tie up

Definition: invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes

Usage: All my money is tied up in long-term investments

Similar words: commit, invest, put, place

Definition: make an investment

Usage: Put money into bonds