tie_down
1. [ verb ] secure with or as if with ropes
Synonyms: tie_up bind truss
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"He was tied down by his work"

Related terms: oblige