tie off

Definition of tie off

  1. 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. 2 :  to close (something) with string, thread, etc. The surgeon tied off the vein.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to fasten, attach, or close by means of a tie

    :  to form a knot or bow in

    :  to make by tying constituent elements

  1. :  a line, ribbon, or cord used for fastening, uniting, or drawing something closed

    :  shoelace

    :  a structural element (such as a rod or angle iron) holding two pieces together :  a tension member in a construction

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : 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

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


Medical Dictionary

tie off

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transitive verb \ˈtī-ˈȯf\

Medical Definition of tie off

tied off

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tying off

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tieing off

  1. :  to close by means of an encircling or enveloping ligature tie off a bleeding vessel


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