|1.||[ verb ] secure with or as if with ropes|
|Synonyms:||tie_up bind truss|
"tie down the prisoners" "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
|Related terms:||restrain chain_up hog-tie faggot faggot fasten|
|2.||[ verb ] restrain from independence by an obligation|
"He was tied down by his work"