• WordNet 3.6
    • n tie-up an interruption of normal activity
    • n tie-up a social or business relationship "a valuable financial affiliation","he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team","many close associations with England"
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Further evidence of Gissibl's tie-up with the People's Bund for Germans Living Abroad Further evidence of Gissibl's tie-up with the People's Bund for Germans Living Abroad

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The expression "Tying the Knot" comes from an old Roman custom where the brides clothes were tied up all in knots and the groom was supposed to untie the knots
    • n tie-up A strike among street-car or railway men, or others, in which the horses are tied up or traffic is otherwise suspended.
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  • Olive Schreiner
    “We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.”
  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    “One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.”
  • Verda Ross
    Verda Ross
    “If a man can see both sides of a problem, you know that none of his money is tied up in it.”
  • St. Francis De Sales
    “A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.”
  • Ethiopian Proverb
    Ethiopian Proverb
    “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.”


In literature:

My boat was tied up just opposite to it the night before I started up river.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Thet's why we tied up ter the shore below town, in the mouth o' thet crick, an' then hed ter hoof it up yere in the dark.
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
They was having fun with us, kept us tied up about a half hour.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
After having neatly tied up the packet again, he bethought him what he had better do next.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
Then the "sympathy" idea was worked to the full limit, and gradually other roads were tied up.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
After tying up Shorty and Yeager, the Mexicans and the younger man disappeared.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
So the sooner you get home again and tie up to your mother's apron-string the sooner you'll be where you belong.
"Raftmates" by Kirk Munroe
If they'd catch a nigger out and he didn't have a pass, they'd tie him up and whip him and then they'd take him back.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
For some months they exchanged boy and girl letters, which she kept for years tied up with ribbon.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
So he got up on the house to tie her up.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
That's one reason why I tied up at your dock.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
After shouting again without receiving an answer, I tied up the horse, lifted up the tent-flap, and asked my way to Kuhrud.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Corduroy trousers tied up at the knee always excite him.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
He tied up his leg somehow.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
Lion tied up, I let you know dey tuck'n walked way 'roun' 'im, en 't wuz many a long day 'fo' dey tuck'n pestered ole Brer Rabbit.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Or at the girl that ye've tied up this whole long night!
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Mormon, Miss Molly is goin' to tie up to the Three Star for a bit.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
After all, they tied up at the pier in plain sight.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
But I heard enough to tie up Panhandle Smith with this girl Lucy and the Hardman outfit.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
I've tied up the pills that you gave me in case of feeling bad, in the toe of my cotton stocking that's lost the mate of it.
"The William Henry Letters" by Abby Morton Diaz

In poetry:

Should love depart, not a tie
Binds up the heart till we die!--
Now here--now there--sad we stray
Life is all care!--Well-a-day!
"Well-A-Day!" by George Pope Morris
This in her purity she held above
All others in the bounds of human ties;
And in the light of this sweet task of love
Grew she up, noble, beautiful, and wise.
"Bertha" by Alexander Anderson
O My trade it is the rarest one,
Simple shepherds all—
My trade is a sight to see;
For my customers I tie, and take 'em up on high,
And waft 'em to a far countree!
"The Stranger's Song" by Thomas Hardy
It was called after Dow,--
Which the same was an ass,--
And as to the how
Thet the thing kem to pass,--
Jest tie up your hoss to that buckeye, and sit ye down here in the
"Dow's Flat" by Francis Bret Harte
Her frocks be a-meäde all becomèn an' plaïn,
An' cleän as a blossom undimm'd by a staïn;
Her bonnet ha' got but two ribbons, a-tied
Up under her chin, or let down at the zide.
"The Maid Vor My Bride" by William Barnes
Vain, bitter glory!–the gift of grief,
That lights up vengeance to find relief,
Transient and faithless!–it cannot fill
So the deep void of the heart, nor still
The yearning left by a broken tie,
That haunted fever of which we die!
"The Indian City" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Three accidents in a short amount of time on the Kensington Expressway tied up.
Microsoft, Japan Firms To Tie Up In Software Development Sep 25, 2003 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Four have been arrested in the Sept 8 incident where a man was reportedly lured to an apartment on Truxtun Avenue, tied up and tortured for several hours.
The pivotal presidential state of Ohio remains all tied up on the eve of Election Day.
Weslaco parents jailed for tying up , beating 3-year-old girl.
A Weslaco mother and father are behind bars after they allegedly tied up and beat their 3-year-old daughter.
Babysitters charged after tying up toddler.
The three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours a day are scheduled to appear Tuesday, Oct 16 in Anderson Circuit Court.
Mother and teenager accused of tying up , beating man met on dating site.
Tying up fertility's loose ends.
The Issue of Tying Up Your Hair When He Sleeps Over.
For most women of color, tying up our hair before bed is a necessary task.
Occupy Seattle protesters clear bridge after tying up traffic.
Tying Up the Superdelegates.
Red tape is tying up forests.

In science:

Interestingly, the same tying up of inhomogeneity and shear(anisotropy) occurs for non-singular cosmological models as was first argued by one of us .
The critical role of shear in gravitational collapse
Lorentz symmetry is intimately tied up with CPT symmetry in that the assumption of Lorentz invariance is required for the CPT theorem [162].
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
We know chiral symmetry is important to the lightness of the pion, which is theoretically tied to the lightness of the up and down quarks.
So you want to be a lattice theorist?
We know that neutrino oscillations require two large mixing angles, while the third angle is tied up with CP violation [13, 14], and is small with no information on the CP violation parameter at the present time.
Gupta-Rajpoot Texture 2(4) Zero Mass Matrices
Savage & Sembach 1996; Jenkins 2004), and this clearly requires additional growth processes in the interstellar medium that tie up the atoms of the refractory elements in dust.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
In the figure two lines are shown for carbon, corresponding to two different assumed fractions ξCO of the carbon in molecular clouds tied up in the inreactive CO molecule.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
As we have illustrated, the true physics of gravity is tied up in the geodesic equations.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
Manin tied up this vie wpoint with the motivic approach: he proposed in to interpret the absolute point h0 as Spec F1 and the absolute Tate motive h2 as the affine line over F1 .
Blueprints - towards absolute arithmetic?
Gilbert 2009, Kahanda 2009, Xiang 2010]. Gilbert and Karahalios propose a model based on up to seven variables and claim to have predicted tie strength by more than the 85%.
Social Cheesecake: An UX-driven designed interface for managing contacts
It was immediately apparent that a significant fraction of the halo mass is tied up in subhalos and that most of them reside in the outer parts of the main halo, those that venture close to the centre being stripped or disrupted by the strong tidal forces.
Dark matter and cosmic structure
We will not allow mc to change independently, however; this parameter will be tied up to mb .
$|V_{cb}|$ from OPE Sum Rules for Heavy Flavor Transitions
The strands are “tied up together” at intersections using invariant tensors in the group.
An overview of canonical quantum gravity
This so called Planck length ties up Quantum Mechanics, Gravitation and Special Relativity and leads to the Planck mass ∼ 10−5gms.
The Emergence of the Planck Scale
Though there are indirect evidences which when tied up with particle physics makes a strong case that thermal history could go way beyond the nucleosynthesis scale to the grand unification scale T ≤ α2Mp ∼ 1016 GeV, where α ∼ 10−2 is the gauge coupling constant.
Early Universe cosmology and supergravity
The wave-packet structure used by the author in was tied up to a local in time approach.
Global results for Schr\"odinger Maps in dimensions $n \geq 3$