tie off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

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

  2. : to form a knot or bow in

  3. : to make by tying constituent elements

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

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

  3. : any of the transverse supports to which railroad rails are fastened to keep them in line

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


Medical Dictionary

tie off

transitive verb \ ˈtī-ˈȯf \

medical Definition of tie off

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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