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— as in: south-bound lanes
There was an accident in the south-
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
— as in: She’s bound to succeed.
to get into a good college.
almost certain to; or determined to
— as in: bound together
The pieces of bread are moistened and
together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
held together (connected or united) or wrapped
(see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
— as in: I can’t/must. I’m bound by...
The suspect sat in the cell with her wrists
tied up, prevented, or required
— as in: the binding is loose
The library buys books with a durable
or rebinds them to make them stronger.
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
— as in: It put me in a bind.
When she started to gossip, it put her friend in a
a difficult situation
— as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east
The ball went out of
a boundary or limit
— as in: The deer bound across the trail.
She’s the sort of person who
out of bed in the morning and runs five miles before starting her day.
to leap or jump
For more specialized senses of
, see a comprehensive dictionary. For example, the word can refer to constipation and has specialized meanings in law, chemistry, logic, and linguistics.
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