Definition of Tie-up

1. Noun. A social or business relationship. "Many close associations with England"

Exact synonyms: Affiliation, Association, Tie
Generic synonyms: Relationship
Derivative terms: Affiliate, Associate, Tie, Tie

2. Noun. An interruption of normal activity.
Exact synonyms: Stand, Standstill
Generic synonyms: Halt, Stop
Derivative terms: Stand, Tie Up

Definition of Tie-up

1. Noun. A temporary interruption or cessation of a normal activity ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tie-up

tidy whities
tie-over dressing
tie-up (current term)
tie back
tie beam
tie clip
tie down
tie dye
tie in
tie ins
tie one on
tie rack
tie receptor tyrosine kinase
tie rod
tie someone's hands
tie tack
tie tacks

Literary usage of Tie-up

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1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1768)
"... the women ana g'r'i »an all together into a back apartment to tie up their hair—^and the young men to the door to ..."

2. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"Worse begets worse, and a state of something like civil war is threatened. The "tie-up" is analogous to violence and often accompanied by it ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... clear evening air, and knew that peace had come again. At the bridge-head they waved me forward with gestures of welcome. " Tie up your 'orse," shouted ..."

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