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- v. to constrain, or to confine within set limits.
- v. to secure as if with a rope or hook.
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- v. secure with or as if with ropes
- v. restrain from independence by an obligation
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Spee could/would continue to cause damage and destruction to enemy shipping as long as possible in order to tie down the greatest possible enemy forces in defence of trade. la pursuing this course the instructions from Germany that the enemy must obtain no prestige from the destruction of any of the panzerschiffe must be borne in mind.
Two-point restraints bind two extremities usually arms, and four-point restraints tie down all four extremities.
The Camel Corps scrambled to tie down their camels and build parapets of saddles and store boxes.
If the 9th Army can at least tie down the enemy forces facing it, and perhaps resume the attack at a later date, we will try to smash the enemy forces engaging our armies.