tie off

tie something off

to tie the ends of something losing fluid, as blood vessels to prevent bleeding. The surgeons tied all the blood vessels off—one by one—as they were exposed. They tied off all the vessels very quickly.
See also: off, tie

tie off

v.
1. To attach and anchor someone or something with a knot: We tied off the rowboat and went ashore. I passed the rope through the metal ring and tied it off with a taut-line hitch.
2. To close or seal something with a knot: We tied off the legs of the scarecrow's pants and filled them up with hay. The clown inflated the balloon and tied it off.
See also: off, tie
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3 Braid both sections of hair, and tie off with clear elastics.
REMEMBER how good it felt on the last day of school before the summer holidays, waiting for the bell to go and throwing your tie off as fast as you could?
The Dragons took the lead after two minutes through Blaine Hudson and dominated up to the hour mark, missing a raft of chances to have killed the tie off.
Demolition of 650 m2 roof tiles, roofing felt and 700 m2 -schalung, 3 000m umbrella organization timber, 70 m3 MW, 10 tons of steel structure trussDeliver 130 m3 timber, tie off 3,000 m timber, 850 m2 roof sheathing OSB, 17 installing tons of steel construction, installing 450 m truss50 m3 MW new, 200 m Ringanker.
The second-half continued in the same pattern and John Mountney looked to have killed the tie off with 18 minutes to go with a 25-yard rocket that left Ger Hanley with no chance.
Despite being 2-0 up at the end of the first day, the Danes could not finish the tie off, with the Swedish pair of Johan Brunstrom and Robert Lindstedt winning the doubles, before Markus Eriksson and Elias Ymer beat Frederik Nielsen and Martin Pedersen respectively, to complete the comeback.
Sometimes a small operation to tie off the veins is advised but they can recur even after this.
Two goals in the space of 11 minutes by Greg Wilkinson and Walshaw finished the tie off - with ironically the same score that they led by when last Saturday's game was abandoned due to an injury to the referee.
Earlier, three rally participants surrounded Emilbek Kaptagaev, attacked him and tore his tie off.
In water over 20 feet you can actually tie off to the jam itself and vertical fish.
The scaffold had a yellow tag on it, which meant there had to be a 100 percent tie off, but there was no appropriate tie off on the scaffold itself.
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However, although Alan Pardew's men dominated on the night, they were unable to kill the tie off before the final whistle and enjoyed a major escape when goalkeeper Tim Krul appeared to fell Chumbinho in the box two minutes before the break, only to see the Brazilian midfielder pick up a booking for diving.
We knew what we were in for but the team defended fantastically when we needed to, but most of all we're disappointed we couldn't finish two or three-nil up to go to St Andrew's and kill the tie off.
Lie gaffer Sandy McLean said: "It's disappointing because we should have killed the tie off last week.