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truss up

1. To tie or bind someone or something, either to restrict movement or form a bundle. A noun or pronoun can be used between "truss" and "up." The mob trussed the poor man up and dragged him through the dirt. Make sure you truss up all these loose boards before you leave.
2. To tie, bind, or skewer the legs of a bird before cooking it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "truss" and "up." Salt the cavity and fill it with onions, garlic, and half of a lemon before trussing the bird up. I just need to truss up the turkey before I pop it in the oven.
3. To support something with a rigid structural framework. A noun or pronoun can be used between "truss" and "up." They had to truss up his legs for two months after the accident. They'll need to truss up the whole rest of the house while they repair the damage to the foundation.
See also: up

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.
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