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Adjective
Obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something
“I am bound by law to advise you of all your options.”
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Certain to be or to do or have something
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“He is bound to change his mind once we present the facts to him.”
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Tied as if with a rope
“Her arms were bound behind her back, and she was forced to watch reruns of The Big Bang Theory for hours on end as punishment for her misdeeds.”
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(bound up with) Connected or linked with
“Harper understood herself to be bound up with the fate of the many women who were deprived of meaningful property rights.”
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Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another
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Having an outcome which is promised or assured (by someone)
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United by a common aim or common characteristics
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Firmly determined to do something
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Firm
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Having formally agreed to marry
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Equipped with wires
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Given or declared under oath
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In a state of being imprisoned or incarcerated
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En route, on the road to
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Legally obliged or responsible
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Fixed or tied firmly in position
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Having distinct limits or boundaries
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Unnatural, artificial or fake in nature
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Decided in advance
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To walk or run with leaping strides
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“She would bound down the stairs happily to greet him as he entered.”
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To enclose or form the boundary of
“A stone wall and gate would bound the grounds of the old house.”
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To adjoin or be adjacent to
“The Tennessee and Big Sandy Rivers would bound the district on the east.”
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To mark out the boundary or limits of
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“Areas of interest will be bound clearly on the map.”
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To restrict or place within certain limits
“What are the views which bound his imagination and actuate his impotent powers?”
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To run or rush somewhere in a great hurry
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To determine the future or the fate of something in advance
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To have headed straight towards a specified direction or object, usually at an accelerated speed
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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To have fixed the scope or boundaries of
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to fuse or consolidate into a single mass
“When making meatballs or burgers, an egg is used to bind the ingredients together.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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) Past tense for 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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Past tense for to restrict, hamper or constrain within given bounds
“They are still in the same financial straits that bind their ability to change, adapt, or invest in technology.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to give an official acceptance to something as being satisfactory
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Past tense for to adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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Past tense for to put securely in place or in the desired position
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Past tense for to promise to give in marriage
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Past tense for to imprison or incarcerate someone
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Past tense for to cause to be liked
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Past tense for to set apart for a special use
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Past tense for to put up as security on a loan
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Past tense for to collect or fasten into a compact group
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Past tense for to bind with a band or girdle
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Past tense for trap
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Past tense for to fasten (pieces of cloth) together temporarily with long stitches
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Past tense for to limit, restrict, or inhibit
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Past tense for to squeeze together
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Past tense for to be involved in
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Past tense for to make use of
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Past tense for to apply like plaster
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(be fated) Past tense for to determine, or doom to, the fate of in advance
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Past tense for to keep under custody
Noun
A leaping movement towards or over something
“His supernormal powers allowed him to leap tall buildings in a single bound.”
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The outside limit of an object, area, or surface
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“After a few minutes, we would reach the northern bound of the property.”
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A sudden movement, especially in order to leave or escape
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The latest time or date by which something should be completed
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The state or characteristic of being full of life, exuberance or energy
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Adverb
Along the way
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