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“We use our Federal government ties up front,” he continued.

It is the fashion to cry out against red tape, but red tape is a first-rate thing if it only ties up the bundles properly.

The q-b ties up her head in a large, clean white kerchief, to avoid contact with the unsavory pillow.

Then he ties up Baba Yaga by a cord fastened to one foot, and they all shoot at the cord in turn.

A present may always be known by the little gold or red or white paper kite fastened to the paper string which ties up the parcel.

The law forbids you to revenge; when it ties up the hands of some, it ought to restrain the tongues of others.


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On this page you'll find 105 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tie up, such as: bind, clog, lock up, confine, curb, and delay.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.