Definition of Tie down

1. Verb. Secure with or as if with ropes. "They want to tie down the prisoners "; "Tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"

Exact synonyms: Bind, Tie Up, Truss
Specialized synonyms: Chain Up, Faggot, Faggot Up, Fagot, Faggot, Fagot, Hog-tie
Generic synonyms: Confine, Hold, Restrain
Entails: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Bindable

2. Verb. Restrain from independence by an obligation. "He was tied down by his work"
Generic synonyms: Bind, Hold, Obligate, Oblige

Definition of Tie down

1. Verb. to constrain, or to confine within set limits. ¹

2. Verb. to secure as if with a rope or hook. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tie Down

tie-over dressing
tie back
tie beam
tie clip
tie down (current term)
tie dye
tie in
tie ins
tie one on
tie rack
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tie rod
tie someone's hands
tie tack
tie tacks
tie the knot
tie up
tie up loose ends
tie wrap

Literary usage of Tie down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"... fact tie down the breasts. EARTHQUAKES.—An earthquake is not a phenomenon often experienced by the foreign resident in China. ..."

2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"tie down—(DOD, NATO) The fastening or securing of a load to its carrier by use of ropes, cables or other means to prevent shifting during transport. ..."

3. Ole Rabbit's Plantation Stories as Told Among the Negroes of the Southwest by Mary Alicia Owen (1898)
"he said, " De silk am ter tie yo' frens unter yo', de yahn am tcr tie down all de ... May hit tie down all ..."

4. Lectures and Sermons by Thomas Nicolas Burke (1872)
"Where is that to be found which will either tie down the passions altogether, or, if they occasionally rise up, put them down again and not allow them to ..."

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