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tie down

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Verb tie down has 2 senses
  1. tie down, tie up, bind, truss - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed"
    --1 is one way to restrain, confine, hold
    Sample sentence:
    They want to tie down the prisoners
  2. tie down - restrain from independence by an obligation; "He was tied down by his work"
    --2 is one way to
    oblige, bind, hold, obligate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
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