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as in: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
  • We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end.

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  • The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
  • The glue binds the two layers together.

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as in: south-bound lanes Define
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
  • Again at eight o’clock, when the dark lanes of the Forties were five deep with throbbing taxi-cabs, bound for the theatre district, I felt a sinking in my heart.
  • Just as the latter was getting uneasy, some workmen came past the door bound for his restaurant, and Michaelis took the opportunity to get away, intending to come back later.

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  • There was an accident in the south-bound lanes.
  • The car broke down in an east-bound lane of the highway 10.

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as in: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
  • Jimmy was bound to get ahead.

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  • She’s bound to get into a good college.
  • This joke is bound to make them laugh.

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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour.

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  • The ball went out of bounds.
  • She stepped out of bounds, so the other team got the ball.

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as in: south-bound lanes Define
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
as in: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
as in: bound together Define
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... Define
tied up, prevented, or required
as in: the binding is loose Define
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
as in: It put me in a bind. Define
a difficult situation
as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
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