Meaning of tie-up


Pronunciation: (tī'up"), [key]
— n.
  1. a temporary stoppage or slowing of business, traffic, telephone service, etc., as due to a strike, storm, or accident.
  2. the act or state of tying up or the state of being tied up.
  3. an involvement, connection, or entanglement: the tie-up between the two companies; his tie-up with the crime syndicate.
  4. a mooring place; place where a boat may be tied up.
  5. a cow barn with stalls.
  6. a stall allotted to each cow in such a barn.
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