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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.
See also: off, tie
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Medics had to stick their fingers in his open wound to stem the blood before the artery was tied off and Paul said he was lucky not to die from blood loss.
Auctioneers say the guitar appears to have the same strings as when Clapton owned it, as they are tied off in the same style as his long-time guitar technician Lee Dickson.
A police officer arrived shortly after the birth and tied off the umbilical cord with a shoelace from Hannahs boot.
Tenders are invited for demolition of existing structure, including foundations, garages, outbuildings (unless specifically excluded) dead trees, and removal and disposal of all debris shall be done in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws as well as building code of the city, all basement floor areas shall be removed, all sewers shall be plugged at the first hub inside the property line, and all water lines shall be tied off and capped on the property side of the buffalo box.
I stripped some fiber from some yucca leaves, and tied off the neck.
If we had tied off each of the veins, it would have taken a long time and would have slowed us down." He was correct and I sensed that he was enamored with the technology.
They can be removed by being frozen or tied off but are best left unless they bother you.
In both cases, the umbilical cord had been methodically tied off.
Another net was tied off onto a tiny shrub at the head of Bridge Pool.
each swollen arc tied off with a knot of white twine.
When he reappeared in his pretty pink-and-white jail-suit, he was sporting a disposable diaper covering his mouth and nose, held in place by a swatch of mosquito netting cinched around his neck and up over his head, where it was tied off in a big poof.
Both a wardrobe essential and a fashion statement these shawls are made from soft cotton/viscose and tied off with a generous fringe.
A wardrobe essential and a fashion statement, these fabulous shawls measure approximately 84 x 29 inches (210cm x 72cm) and are made of softest cotton/viscose and tied off with a generous fringe.
These fabulous shawls measure approximately 84in x 29in and are made from the softest cotton/viscose and tied off with a generous fringe.
These fabulous shawls measure approximately 84 x 29 inches and are made from the softest cotton/ viscose and tied off with a generous fringe.