English version

tie somebody down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtie somebody down phrasal verbPREVENTto restrict someone’s freedom to do what they want to do She didn’t want to be tied down by a full-time job. to Are you ready to be tied down to a wife and children? tie→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tie downIt is therefore necessary to keep a tight cover on its take and to weight or tie the cover down.You had something that very few other people had and this to a large extent tied you down.It's tied us down a lot.He did not want to tie her down, and the suggestion infuriated him.People do not want standards that tie companies down comprehensively or that rule out the use of judgment.The tie tumbled down his shirt-front like a little cascade of ink.A plan of union ties the negotiations down to real facts and real pieces of church life.Janet helps the nurses, who have to tie the man down to restrain him.tie toKen doesn't want to be tied down to any one woman.Janet helps the nurses, who have to tie the man down to restrain him.
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Verb table
tie
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytie
he, she, itties
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tied
he, she, ithas tied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tie
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tying
he, she, itis tying
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you, we, theyare tying
Past
I, he, she, itwas tying
you, we, theywere tying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tying
he, she, ithas been tying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tying
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