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tie up / atar
 
tie up   tie
A. -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=fasten, secure)
[+parcel, person, horse, somebody'noun shoelaces]   atar,   amarrar Latin America
[+one'noun shoelaces]   atarse,   amarrarse Latin America
[+boat]   amarrar
2. (=make inaccessible)
[+money, capital]   inmovilizar
·he has a fortune tied up in property
·tiene una fortuna inmovilizada or invertida en bienes inmuebles
·how much money have you got tied up in the product?
·¿cuánto dinero tienes invertido or metido en el producto?
3. (=conclude)
[+business deal]   concluir,   cerrar
4. (=link)
·to be tied up [with] something
·estar relacionado con algo,   estar vinculado a algo
·I'masculine sure her disappearance is tied up with the robbery
·estoy seguro de que su desapariciónoun está relacionada con el robo or vinculada al robo
·don't get tied up with people like him
·no te mezcles con gente como él
5. (=occupy)
·to be tied up (with something/somebody)
·estar ocupado (con algo/somebody, someone)
·he'noun tied up with the manager just now
·ahora está ocupado or tratando un asunto con el jefe
·I'masculine tied up tomorrow
·mañana estoy ocupado
·sorry I'masculine late, I [got] tied up
·siento llegar tarde, me entretuvieron
6. (especially United States)
(=obstruct, hinder)
[+traffic]   paralizar,   inmovilizar
[+production]   paralizar
[+programme]   interrumpir
B. -intransitive verb + adverb
1. (=be linked)
·to tie up [with] something
·estar relacionado con algo,   estar vinculado a algo
2. (nautical)   atracar,   amarrar
 
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