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Tie-up   /taɪ-əp/   Listen
Tie-up

noun
1.
A social or business relationship.  Synonyms: affiliation, association, tie.  "He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team" , "Many close associations with England"
2.
An interruption of normal activity.  Synonyms: stand, standstill.






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"Tie-up" Quotes from Famous Books



... place, that snow could possibly stick. While the train waited the conductor walked around the platform speaking genially to every one. Even the small boys called "Hello, Dave!" to him. "Dave" had run on this line since it had been built, three years before, and everybody knew him. He discussed the tie-up on the line with the postmaster, apparently taking no notice of the fact that the train was pulling out. However, as the last coach passed him, he swung himself up with easy grace, quite as an afterthought, much to the admiration of the small ...
— The Second Chance • Nellie L. McClung

... continued Evans. "He expects you to rise. He expects you to go to Congress—possibly to the Senate, and he figures that he wants to be dead sure you'll not get to truckling to decency on the liquor question. So he ties you up—or tries you out for a tie-up or a kidnapping; and Benjie Doolittle, who likes a sporting event, takes a chance that you'll stand hitched in a plan to rid the community of a political pest without seriously hurting the pest—a friendless old maid who won't be missed for a day or two, and whose disappearance can be hushed up one ...
— The Sturdy Oak - A Composite Novel of American Politics by Fourteen American Authors • Samuel Merwin, et al.



Words linked to "Tie-up" :   halt, tie up, stop, relationship



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