truss up


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truss someone or something up

to bind, tie, or bundle someone or something up. The attendants trussed Walter up and took him to a padded cell. They trussed up Walter tightly. Ann trussed the bundle up and sent it off.
See also: up

truss up

v.
1. To tie up or bind someone or something tightly: The bank robbers trussed up the employees and fled with the money. The costume designer trussed us up in elaborate gowns.
2. To bind or skewer the wings or legs of some bird before cooking: The chef trussed up the fowl. I trussed the duck up and put it into the oven.
3. To support or brace something with a truss: I sprained my ankle, and the coach trussed it up. The doctor trussed up the patient's arm.
See also: up