Definition of tie off
1 : to fasten or hold (something) by tying a knot or bow at its end I finished knitting the last row and tied off the yarn.
2 : to close (something) with string, thread, etc. The surgeon tied off the vein.
Word by Word Definitions
: to fasten, attach, or close by means of a tie
: to form a knot or bow in
: to make by tying constituent elements
: a line, ribbon, or cord used for fastening, uniting, or drawing something closed
: a structural element (such as a rod or angle iron) holding two pieces together : a tension member in a construction
: from a place or position
: away from land
: at a distance in space or time
: used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: office; officer; official
Medical Definition of tie off
: to close by means of an encircling or enveloping ligature tie off a bleeding vessel
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