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To tie up, around or together, typically with a rope, chain, wire, or other cordage
Bind the packages with wire and seal with lead seals to prevent pilfering.”
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To restrain with chains or manacles
“Tyr steps up and thrusts his right hand into the wolf's mouth. The other gods bind the beast with the magic chain.”
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To fuse or consolidate into a single mass
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“When making meatballs or burgers, an egg is used to bind the ingredients together.”
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To join, link or unite together
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“Then fasten the two frames together, allowing the arcs to overlap several inches, and bind the joints securely with thread.”
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To cover or wrap up
“The engineer looked around the debris of the half-collapsed trench, but could find nothing to bind the wound with.”
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To trim (the edge of a piece of material) with a decorative strip
“Depending on the thickness of the lines you wish to repeat, you can bind the fabric with sewing thread, cotton twine, or rope.”
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(bind oneself) To make a contractual or enforceable undertaking
“There is no need for your spouse to sign a contract in order for you to bind yourself to the contract.”
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To restrict, hamper or constrain within given bounds
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“They are still in the same financial straits that bind their ability to change, adapt, or invest in technology.”
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To compel or require someone to do something, especially by legally or contractually
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“Milk distributors refused to sign agreements that would bind them to paying fixed producer prices.”
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To give an official acceptance to something as being satisfactory
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To promise to give in marriage
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To imprison or incarcerate someone
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To cause to be liked
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To tie or roll up (a number of things) together as though into a parcel
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To commit or set apart for a particular purpose
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To put up as security on a loan
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To collect or fasten into a compact group
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To bind with a band or girdle
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Trap
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To fasten (pieces of cloth) together temporarily with long stitches
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To squeeze together
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To be involved in
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To apply like plaster
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(be fated) To determine, or doom to, the fate of in advance
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Plural for something that restrains freedom of movement
“I was determined to escape, struggling harder against the bind that held me.”
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Plural for a problematical situation
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“The nation is in a political bind of its own creation, specifically over the recent treaty.”
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Plural for a nuisance or bother
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“It really is a bind having to change the location settings each time I use a different URL.”
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Plural for the act of retarding or delaying
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Plural for an action in which one fencer forces the opponent's blade into the diagonally opposite line, (that is, from high line to low line on the opposite side, or vice versa) by taking it with the guard and forte of his own blade
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Plural for something that restricts someone's freedom of action
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