English noun: tie-up
|1.||tie-up (state) a social or business relationship|
|Samples||A valuable financial affiliation.|
He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team.
Many close associations with England.
|Synonyms||affiliation, association, tie|
|2.||tie-up (event) an interruption of normal activity|
|Broader (hypernym)||halt, stop|