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tie down

1 (v + adv) anchor firmly TRANSITIVEceangail verb  c m uceangail síoseverything loose was tied down ceanglaíodh gach sórt a bhí in ann bogadh 2 (v + adv) constrain TRANSITIVEceangal a chur arsrian a chur lewhat are the things that tie you down? cad iad na rudaí a chuireann ceangal ort?I don't wish to be tied down ní mian liom ceangal a bheith orm, níl aon laincisí ag teastáil uaim, is maith liom bheith saorthe rebels have tied down thousands of soldiers tá na mílte saighdiúir gafa ag na reibiliúnaigh, tá na mílte saighdiúir teanntaithe ag na reibiliúnaigh
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3 (v + adv) restrict/limit TRANSITIVEceangail verb  c m ubheith ceangailtelaincis a bheith arsrian a bheith leI was tied down for a year bhí srian orm ar feadh bliana, bhí laincis orm ar feadh blianashe's not tied down to that company ní gá di fanacht leis an gcomhlacht sincan we tie them down to these conditions? an dtig linn na coinníollacha seo a chur mar cheangal orthu?it's difficult to tie him down to a price is deacair praghas a aontú leisto tie sb down to a promise tabhairt ar dhuine a ghealltanas a chomhlíonadh, tabhairt ar dhuine cur lena ghealltanaswe have to tie the project down to time ní mór dúinn teorainn ama a chur leis an tionscadal 4 (v + adv) pin down TRANSITIVEyou can tie down the violence to a very small crowd is féidir an foréigean a fhágáil ar scata an-bheag, níl ach scata an-bheag freagrach as an bhforéigean → see tie