tie off

phrasal verb

tied off; tying off or tieing off; ties off
: 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.
: to close (something) with string, thread, etc.
The surgeon tied off the vein.

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“Tie off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tie%20off. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

tie off

transitive verb
tied off; tying off or tieing off
: to close by means of an encircling or enveloping ligature
tie off a bleeding vessel
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