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 bound bound

adj

  • ( ) confined by bonds  ( bound )
    confined by bonds
     bound and gagged hostages
    bound and gagged hostages
  • ( ) held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union  ( bound )
    held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
  • ( ) secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form  ( bound )
    secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
     bound volumes
    bound volumes
     leather-bound volumes
    leather-bound volumes
  • noun

  • ( ) a line determining the limits of an area  ( bound, boundary, edge )
    a line determining the limits of an area
  • a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards  ( bounce, bound, leap, leaping, saltation, spring )
    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  • the greatest possible degree of something  ( bound, boundary, limit )
    the greatest possible degree of something
     what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
    what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
     to the limit of his ability
    to the limit of his ability
  • the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something  ( bound, boundary, bounds )
    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  • adj

  • ( ) (usually followed by to') governed by fate  ( bound, destined )
    (usually followed by to') governed by fate
     bound to happen
    bound to happen
     an old house destined to be demolished
    an old house destined to be demolished
     he is destined to be famous
    he is destined to be famous
  • ( ) headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in college-bound students'  ( bound, destined )
    headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in college-bound students'
     children bound for school
    children bound for school
     a flight destined for New York
    a flight destined for New York
  • ( ) covered or wrapped with a bandage  ( bandaged, bound )
    covered or wrapped with a bandage
     the bandaged wound on the back of his head
    the bandaged wound on the back of his head
     an injury bound in fresh gauze
    an injury bound in fresh gauze
  • confined in the bowels  ( bound )
    confined in the bowels
     he is bound in the belly
    he is bound in the belly
  • bound by contract  ( apprenticed, articled, bound, indentured )
    bound by contract
  • bound by an oath  ( bound )
    bound by an oath
     a bound official
    a bound official
  • verb

  • ( ) move forward by leaps and bounds  ( bound, jump, leap, spring )
    move forward by leaps and bounds
     The horse bounded across the meadow
    The horse bounded across the meadow
     The child leapt across the puddle
    The child leapt across the puddle
     Can you jump over the fence?
    Can you jump over the fence?
  • ( ) place limits on (extent or amount or access)  ( bound, confine, limit, restrict, throttle, trammel )
    place limits on (extent or amount or access)
     restrict the use of this parking lot
    restrict the use of this parking lot
     limit the time you can spend with your friends
    limit the time you can spend with your friends
  • ( ) form the boundary of; be contiguous to  ( border, bound )
    form the boundary of; be contiguous to
  • ( ) spring back; spring away from an impact  ( bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop )
    spring back; spring away from an impact
     The rubber ball bounced
    The rubber ball bounced
     These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide
    These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide


  •  bind bind

    noun

  • something that hinders as if with bonds  ( bind )
    something that hinders as if with bonds
  • verb

  • ( ) stick to firmly  ( adhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to )
    stick to firmly
     Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
    Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
  • ( ) make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope  ( bind )
    make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
     The Chinese would bind the feet of their women
    The Chinese would bind the feet of their women
  • ( ) create social or emotional ties  ( attach, bind, bond, tie )
    create social or emotional ties
     The grandparents want to bond with the child
    The grandparents want to bond with the child
  • ( ) wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose  ( bandage, bind )
    wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
  • ( ) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted  ( bind, hold, obligate, oblige )
    bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
     He's held by a contract
    He's held by a contract
     I'll hold you by your promise
    I'll hold you by your promise
  • ( ) secure with or as if with ropes  ( bind, tie down, tie up, truss )
    secure with or as if with ropes
     tie down the prisoners
    tie down the prisoners
     tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
    tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
  • cause to be constipated  ( bind, constipate )
    cause to be constipated
     These foods tend to constipate you
    These foods tend to constipate you
  • form a chemical bond with  ( bind )
    form a chemical bond with
     The hydrogen binds the oxygen
    The hydrogen binds the oxygen
  • fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord  ( bind, tie )
    fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
     They tied their victim to the chair
    They tied their victim to the chair
  • provide with a binding  ( bind )
    provide with a binding
     bind the books in leather
    bind the books in leather


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