In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(shoelaces/parcel/animal) atar(parcel/shoelaces/animal) amarrar Latin America River Plate(boat) amarraramarrar algo/a algn a algo Latin America River Plateto tie sth/sb up to sth — atar algo/a algn a algo
- to tie up loose ends — atar cabos sueltos
1.2(keep busy)she's tied up with a customer just now — en este momento está ocupada atendiendo a un cliente
- I'll be even more tied up tomorrow — mañana voy a estar aún más ocupado / atareado
1.3(make unavailable)(assets/capital) inmovilizarall our money is tied up in property — todo nuestro dinero está invertido / metido en bienes raíces
1.4US (impede)(production/traffic/project) paralizar(production/traffic/project) parar
1.5British (finalize)(deal) cerrar(arrangements) finalizarI had to get everything tied up before I left — tuve que dejarlo todo arreglado antes de irme
1.6(connect)to be tied up with sth — estar ligado a / relacionado con algo
2.2(be linked)estar relacionadoestar ligadoto tie up with sth — estar ligado a algo
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