tie down

tie down
transitive verb phrase
1. (to fasten with rope) 
a. atar 
The captain tied down the sailboat.El capitán ató el velero.
b. amarrar 
The travelers tied down the luggage on the rack.Los viajeros amarraron las maletas en el portaequipajes.
2. (figurative) (to restrain) 
a. atar 
Emanuel felt tied down by his house and spent every weekend caring for his acres of land.Emanuel se sentía atado a su casa y pasaba cada fin de semana manteniendo sus acres de tierra.
3. (figurative) (to promise) 
a. no direct translation 
Angela managed to tie the sellers down to an additional concession.Angela logró comprometer a los vendedores a otorgar una concesión adicional.
We need to tie your sister down to a date for the trip.Tenemos que conseguir que tu hermana se comprometa a una fecha para el viaje.
tie down
transitive verb phrase
1. (immobilize) 
a. atar 
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
children t you downlos hijos atan mucho
3. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
I don't want to be tied down to a specific dateno quiero comprometerme a una fecha concreta
tie down
transitive verb
1 (with rope) [+object, person, animal] sujetar; amarrar; (LAm)
they had to tie the lion down with ropes for the operation
2 (restrict) atar
having a pet ties you down tener una mascota te ata; he felt tied down by the relationship se sentía atado por la relación; we didn't want to tie ourselves down to a mortgage no queríamos atarnos a una hipoteca
he didn't have a family because he didn't want to be tied down to be tied down Peter had a natural resistance to being tied down we don't like the idea of being tied down to a particular location to tie [o.s.] down he refused to tie himself down with marriage we have been told not to tie ourselves down with babies
3 (commit)
to tie sb down hacer que algn se comprometa; we can't tie him down to a date no conseguimos que se comprometa a una fecha concreta
to tie sb down to a contract I don't want to tie myself down to attending you shouldn't tie yourself down to a musical career just yet I've been trying to get him to do an interview, but I can't tie him down
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