tie off

tie off

1. To fasten or secure something in place with a rope or cable tied in a knot. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tie" and "off." We tied our horses off outside the saloon. Be sure to tie off the boat before you leave the pier.
2. To seal or close the end or opening of something with a knot or something tied in a knot. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tie" and "off." We'll have to tie off the hose for the time being to avoid losing any more fuel. He began tying off his pants at the knee, just below the spot where they had amputated his leg.
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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.
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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.
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The other four protagonists were comfortably perched quite still but Rory had his feet stuck out in front, then legs apart, then one leg stuck out to the side then the other, then he stands up for a second then he takes his tie off and just could not get comfortable as he continued to move about like a man with ants in his pants!
That leaky backline could be overrun by the likes of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and David Silva, and with City keen to kill this tie off Schalke could face a first-half onslaught.
Thread the elastic corner to corner in two vertical lines and tie off at the back.
Hernandez broke a 2-all tie off Lady Falcons starter Lyca Baca, scoring Celestine Palma and Cristy Roa with two outs in the third before Antolihao, a member of the national softball team and playing her final year, retired 11 of the last 12 batters to seal the Tigresses' victory.
Kate, 30, from Leeds, said her son had not taken the tie off since.
With a bit of twine, tie off the end of each pant leg.
(1) Separate a small section of hair at the back of your head and tie off with a clear elastic.
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. However, after Craig Hobson replied for Chester, Heneghan's effort sealed them the cross-border derby win.
Circumference approx .: 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.
Now tie off your first length of rope to the load-bearing branch using a Two Half Hitches knot or Bowline knot (if you don't know these, get familiar; they're simple).