Definition of tie off
- I finished knitting the last row and tied off the yarn.
- The surgeon tied off the vein.
: 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
: any of the transverse supports to which railroad rails are fastened to keep them in line
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
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
: competition : contest
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