noun Date: circa 1942 a fitting or a system of lines and fittings used to secure something (as an aircraft or cargo)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tie down — tie (someone) down to limit someone s freedom. We were tied down by an impossible schedule and had to put off all vacations. He always thought marriage would tie him down and said it was too bad he was so stupid for so long. Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tie down — ► tie down restrict to a particular situation or place. Main Entry: ↑tie …   English terms dictionary

  • tie down — index fetter Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tie down — verb 1. secure with or as if with ropes tie down the prisoners tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed • Syn: ↑tie up, ↑bind, ↑truss • Derivationally related forms: ↑bindable ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie-down — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from tie down, v. 1. : a fitting or a system of lines and fitting used to tie something (as an airplane, a horse s head, or a load of cargo) down in a desired position 2. : the act of tying something down * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie down — v. (D; tr.) to tie down to (he was tied down to his job) * * * [ taɪ daʊn] (D; tr.) to tie down to (he was tie downd down to his job) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tie down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tie down : present tense I/you/we/they tie down he/she/it ties down present participle tying down past tense tied down past participle tied down 1) to stop someone from being free to do what they want I don t… …   English dictionary

  • tie-down — /tuy down /, n. 1. a device for tying something down. 2. the act of tying something down. [n. use of v. phrase tie down] * * * …   Universalium

  • tie down — tvirtinimas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Krovinio tvirtinimas prie transporto priemonės virvėmis, lynais ar kitokiais būdais taip, kad krovinys negalėtų judėti. Taip pat šiuo terminu vadinama medžiaga, kuria tvirtinamas krovinys.… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • tie down — PHRASAL VERB A person or thing that ties you down restricts your freedom in some way. [V n P] We d agreed form the beginning not to tie each other down... [V n P] The reason he didn t have a family was that he didn t want to be tied down! …   English dictionary

  • tie down — {v.} To keep (someone) from going somewhere or doing something; prevent from leaving; keep in. * /Mrs. Brown can t come to the party. She s tied down at home with the children sick./ * /The navy tied the enemy down with big gunfire while the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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