- 1truss somebody/something (up) to tie up somebody’s arms and legs so that they cannot move The guard had been gagged and trussed up.
- 2truss something to tie the legs and wings of a chicken, etc. before it is cooked Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘bundle’): from Old French trusse (noun), trusser ‘pack up, bind in’, based on late Latin tors-
BrE BrE//trʌs//; NAmE NAmE//trʌs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they truss
BrE BrE//trʌs//; NAmE NAmE//trʌs//he / she / it trusses
BrE BrE//ˈtrʌsɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌsɪz//past simple trussed
BrE BrE//trʌst//; NAmE NAmE//trʌst//past participle trussed
BrE BrE//trʌst//; NAmE NAmE//trʌst//-ing form trussing
BrE BrE//ˈtrʌsɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌsɪŋ//