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Obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something
“I'm bound to do what I can to help Sam.”
Certain to be or to do or have something
“There is bound to be a change of plan.”
Tied as if with a rope
“Her arms were bound to her sides.”
Walk or run with leaping strides
“A girl in a ruffled jean miniskirt with a colourfully striped v-neck, her light hoodie zip-up flying behind her, came bounding down the stairs.”
Place within certain limits; restrict
“This could be a pointer to many new writers who are bound by geographical limits.”
To serve as a border for
“… being bounded on all sides by the Alps has helped Switzerland maintain its neutrality.”
Form the boundary of; enclose
“Old City, bounded by stone walls which once formed part of a fortress, is divided into four quarters.”
Walk or run with leaping strides
“It was just as I was getting distracted by this odd train of thought that the door at the top of the staircase flew open and Rachel Marie began bounding down the stairs.”
A real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go
“… the language in the novel really is beyond the bounds of decency.”
The line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something
“… colored outside the bounds of the drawing.”
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