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Noun
A problematical situation
“Russia is in a political bind of its own creation, specifically over the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty.”
Noun
A nuisance
“In York it really is a bind having to dodge those disabled drivers trying to have as good a quality of life as those lucky able-bodied shoppers.”
Noun
Something that physically prevents free movement
“… the store owner held the would-be burglar in a makeshift bind until the police officers could arrive.”
Verb
To confine or restrain with or as if with chains
“Pack them in your travel cover, binding them with packing tape so they won't rattle around.”
Verb
Stick together or cause to stick together in a single mass
“The roots of the cover crop bind the soil and resist the flowing water.”
Verb
Be hampered or constrained by
“The treaty binds them to respect their neighbour's independence.”
Verb
To bandage
“Gail seems to have tried to bind up the wound with strip of material or something but was too much in agony to take off her t-shirt first.”
Verb
To unite with emotional ties or commitment
“We empathise and share in your pain, but we know the mettle you are made of, and we are sure you will bind together and be a force to be reckoned with in Panorama 2006 and beyond.”
Verb
Make a contractual or enforceable undertaking
Verb
“Fancier edge stitches could include binding with lycra, blanket stitch, pinking, overcast with the serger, or turning under and stitching.”
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