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Verb: tie down  tI dawn
  1. Secure with (or as if with) ropes in order to prevent movement or escape
    "tie down the prisoners";
    - tie up, bind, truss
  2. Restrain from independence by an obligation
    "He was tied down by his work"

Derived forms: tying down, ties down, tied down

See also: tie

Type of: bind, confine, hold, obligate, oblige, restrain