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tie-up

noun
     
tie-up [countable] informal
1BB an agreement to become business partners
tie-up with
IBM's tie-up with Auspex System Inc
2 British English a strong connection between two or more things
tie-up between
the tie-up between class interests and politics
3 American EnglishTTC a situation in which traffic is prevented from moving or there is a problem which prevents a system or plan from working

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