Definition of tie-up in English:



  • 1A link or connection, especially one between commercial companies.

    ‘marketing tie-ups’
    • ‘To this end they are helped by their £303m, 14-year contract with Nike and a financial tie-up with the New York Yankees.’
    • ‘State Bank of India has drawn up a fresh strategy to boost its retail business through mass marketing and of corporate tie-ups.’
    • ‘In a rare tie-up, a business house and a social service organization joined hands for a cause.’
    • ‘Britain's second largest mortgage provider, which is undergoing a three year overhaul, said the proposed tie-up was necessary to accelerate its own recovery.’
    • ‘He added that in India, the marketing tie-up is beginning to pay off.’
    • ‘As Britain's first big commercial radio deal, the tie-up is likely to be pored over by the competition authorities.’
    • ‘Four Labour councillors and senior officers are looking into a proposed tie-up with a commercial organisation to take over some support services.’
    • ‘So we were keen to have a business tie-up with the JK bank.’
    • ‘The Football Association says that the money will be invested in the game's grass roots but traditionalists argue that commercial tie-ups like this devalue this venerable institution.’
    • ‘He expressed the belief that the tie-up would increase bargaining power when negotiating with artists and suppliers.’
    • ‘In the days to come, corporate organisations would have to ‘nurture good campus relationships’, by going in for tie-ups with local engineering colleges that would provide them a constant supply of talent and skill.’
    • ‘Analysts have speculated for at least two years about a possible tie-up with a continental or US bank, but a deal under the outgoing chief executive has failed to materialise.’
    • ‘Such tie-ups are good for business - and good for peace.’
    • ‘The show will enable exhibitors and buyers to develop business, enter tie-ups and bag long-term contracts like never before.’
    • ‘Troubled supermarket chain Morrisons was dealt a new blow by research showing its tie-up with Safeway was losing market share.’
    • ‘Hiroshima Bank has been boosting its operations overseas by forming business tie-ups.’
    • ‘Last week's announcement of a commercial tie-up between Manchester United and the Yankees was yet another indication of the way football is heading.’
    • ‘It contained 61 pages of material relating to the tie-up between the two car firms.’
    • ‘There were also some units that were looking at marketing tie-ups with the pump units here wherein they would source water pumps from here and market it in other parts of the country.’
    • ‘EBS, which has 19 branches and 33 tied branch agents, hopes that the tie-up will signal its ambitions in the market.’
    link, link-up, association, relationship, liaison
    deal, bargain, contract, covenant, accommodation, understanding, settlement, protocol, accord, entente, compact, bond
    alliance, coalition, federation, axis
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    1. 1.1US A telecommunications link or network.
      • ‘As a result of the new tie-up, it is launching a new broadband service for £16.99 a month.’
  • 2US A building where cattle are tied up for the night.

    1. 2.1A place for mooring a boat.
      • ‘The ports themselves aren't much more than quiet seawall tie-ups, and signage leading to a short stroll to town.’
      • ‘Beyond having safe, reliable access to towns, many of the shiny new facilities are free, including overnight tie-ups, water, electric and pump outs.’
  • 3US A traffic holdup.

    • ‘Well, that's funny seeing as how there's no report of any accidents or traffic tie-ups on that evening and it wasn't rush hour.’
    • ‘There was some kind of traffic tie-up on the highway to my hotel.’
    • ‘Traffic tie-ups and winter weather are delaying travelers heading home for the holiday.’
    • ‘Long-distance commutes and traffic tie-ups contribute to worsening health-related issues, such as air pollution and increased asthma and other breathing-related illnesses.’
    • ‘No one was injured, but the traffic tie-up from this accident went on for miles.’
    • ‘Since the mid-1950s, for instance, the city of Phoenix, Arizona has grown from 17 to well over 400 square miles, and its traffic tie-ups are nightmarish.’
    • ‘Since the line opened in June, drivers have faced traffic tie-ups and excessive waiting on cross streets, where the light-rail trains always have the right of way.’
    • ‘Hundreds of teachers marched on the first day of the strike through one of La Paz's main avenues, causing traffic tie-ups.’
    • ‘But he cautioned there will always be traffic tie-ups as long as drivers continue to slow down in tunnels.’
    • ‘When the traffic tie-up reached back to Capilano Mall some frustrated but experienced North Van commuters headed for the Second Narrows crossing.’
    • ‘The traffic tie-up at the end of the runway made me aware of another problem.’
    • ‘An Engineer brigade task force nevertheless immediately began constructing a pontoon bridge to relieve traffic tie-ups on the main bridge.’



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