Synonyms for tie down

Synonyms for (verb) tie down

Synonyms: tie down

Definition: restrain from independence by an obligation

Usage: He was tied down by his work

Similar words: bind, hold, obligate, oblige

Definition: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

Usage: He's held by a contract; I'll hold you by your promise

Synonyms: bind, tie down, tie up, truss

Definition: secure with or as if with ropes

Usage: tie down the prisoners; tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed

Similar words: hold, confine, restrain

Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Usage: This holds the local until the express passengers change trains; About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade; The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center; The terrorists held the journalists for ransom

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